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Christian World News - July 7, 2017

This week: The fight over Charlie Gard. Why the pope and a president are speaking up for this terminally ill baby in the United Kingdom. Plus, meet the woman who was kidnapped by an Islamist terrorist group and managed to escape. And, meet a ... ... Read Transcript


George: THIS WEEK ON

"CHRISTIAN WORLD NEWS,"

THE FIGHT OVER LITTLE

CHARLIE GARD, WHY THE POPE

AND A PRESIDENT ARE

SPEAKING UP FOR THIS

TERMINALLY ILL BABY IN THE

UNITED KINGDOM.

> PLUS...SHE WAS

KIDNAPPED BY A MUSLIM

TERRORIST GROUP AND ALMOST

KILLED FOR HER FAITH.

BUT THIS BRAVE NIGERIAN

WOMAN ESCAPED HER CAPTORS.

> AND...THIS WOMAN, SHE

HAS WALKED NEARLY 200,000

MILES IN HER LIFETIME, ALL

TO GET SOMETHING PEOPLE IN

THE WEST TAKE FOR GRANTED.

*

George: HELLO,

EVERYONE, WELCOME TO THIS

WEEK'S EDITION OF

"CHRISTIAN WORLD NEWS."

I'M GEORGE THOMAS.

MY COLLEAGUE, WENDY

GRIFFITH, IS ON

ASSIGNMENT.

> THE FIGHT OVER AN

11-YEAR-OLD TERMINALLY

BABY IN BRITAIN IS GOING

INTERNATIONAL.

DOCTORS BACKED BY BRITISH

COURTS ARE REFUSING TO LET

CHARLIE GARD'S PARENTS

TAKE HIM TO AMERICA FOR

EXPERIMENTAL TREATMENT.

AS MY COLLEAGUE ABIGAIL

ROBERTSON REPORTS, THE

POPE AND PRESIDENT TRUMP

HAVE REPUBLICLY OFFERED TO

HELP THE FAMILY.

Reporter: CHARLIE

GARD'S PARENTS ARE DOING

EVERYTHING IN THEIR POWER

TO FIGHT THE BRITISH

GOVERNMENT FROM

CONTROLLING HOW THEIR SON,

WHO WAS BORN WITH A RARE

MITOCHONDRIAL DISEASE,

SPENDS HIS FINAL DAYS.

IF HE IS STILL

FIGHTING, WE'RE STILL

FIGHTING.

AND HE IS A LITTLE

SPHIETD.

FIGHTER.

Reporter: THE PARENTS

FACED DEFEATS AIMED AT

GAINING THE RIGHT TO MOVE

THEIR SON TO A HOSPITAL

FOR EXPERIMENTAL TREATMENT

OR TO KEEP HIM ON LIFE

SUPPORT.

DESPITE PRIVATELY RAISING

OVER $1.7 MILLION FOR HIS

TREATMENT, AND HAVING

OFFERS FROM A U.S.

HOSPITAL, AS WELL AS THE

VATICAN, TO TREAT CHARLIE

FOR FREE.

THE HOSPITAL AND BRITISH

GOVERNMENT REFUSE TO

RELEASE THE BABY.

AND THEY WON'T PERMIT THE

FAMILY TO TAKE CHARLIE

HOME TO DIE IN PEACE.

AND WE PROMISED OUR

LITTLE BOY EVERY SINGLE

DAY THAT WE WOULD TAKE HIM

HOME.

THAT WAS A PROMISE WE

THOUGHT WE COULD KEEP.

Reporter: SINCE THE

BRITISH GOVERNMENT PAYS

FOR THE HEALTH SYSTEM FOR

ITS CITIZENS, THEY HAVE

THE AUTHORITY OVER MEDICAL

DECISIONS.

IN THIS CASE, THE

GOVERNMENT AGREES WITH THE

HOSPITAL DOCTORS, WHO SAY

IT IS TIME TO REMOVE

CHARLIE'S LIFE SUPPORT AND

ALLOW HIM TO DIE.

ADVOCATES FOR CHARLIE'S

RELEASE ARGUE THIS CASE

SETS A DANGEROUS PRECEDENT

FOR THE GOVERNMENT AND

MEDICAL AUTHORITIES

DETERMINING WHO LIVES AND

WHO DIES.

PEOPLE DO NOT

UNDERSTAND HOW THE

HEAVYHANDED STAKE COULD

EXERT ITS AUTHORITY OVER

THIS CHILD, TAKING THE

RIGHTS FROM THE PARENTS,

WHO SIMPLY WANT MORE TIME.

Reporter: RELIGIOUS

AND WORLD LEADERS, AND

EVEN POP STARS LIKE CHER,

ARE VOICING THEIR SUPPORT

FOR THE GARD FAMILY.

I THINK WITH SO MANY

MOVING PIECES AND TALKS AT

THE LEVEL OF THE WHITE

HOUSE, I THINK THERE IS

STILL SOME HOPE.

PERHAPS THAT CHARLIE COULD

BE MOVED TO A DIFFERENT

HOSPITAL.

Reporter: LAST FRIDAY

THE COURTS STAYED THE

HOSPITAL DECISION TO PULL

CHARLIE OFF LIFE SUPPORT,

BUT HIS PARENTS ARE HOPING

HE WILL BE RELEASED BEFORE

THEY DO SO.

REPORTING FROM WASHINGTON,

ABIGAIL ROBERTSON, CBN

NEWS.

George: PRESIDENT

TRUMP TRAVELLED TO POLAND

THIS WEEK, WHERE HE

ADDRESSED AN ENTHUSIASTIC

CROWD.

HE RECALLED 1979, WHEN

POLES GATHERED FOR THEIR

FIRST MASS WITH POLISH

POPE JOHN PAUL II, AND HOW

THE COMMUNISTS IN WARSAW

MUST HAVE REALIZED THEIR

OPPRESSIVE SYSTEM WOULD

SOON CRUMBLE.

President Trump: THEY

MUST HAVE KNOWN IT AT THE

EXACT MOMENT DURING POPE

JOHN PAUL II'S SERMON,

WHEN A MILLION POLISH MEN,

WOMEN, AND CHILDREN

SUDDENLY RAISED THEIR

VOICES IN A SINGLE PRAYER,

A MILLION POLISH PEOPLE

DID NOT ASK FOR WEALTH.

THEY DID NOT ASK FOR

PRIVILEGE.

INSTEAD, ONE MILLION POLES

SAYING THREE SIMPLE WORDS:

WE WANT GOD.

George: TRUMP WENT ON

TO SAY THOSE WORDS STILL

RING TRUE TODAY.

President Trump: THE

PEOPLE OF POLAND, THE

PEOPLE OF AMERICA, AND THE

PEOPLE OF EUROPE STILL CRY

OUT: WE WANT GOD.

George: TRUMP SAID

THEIR DEVOTION TO GOD

ALLOWED THE POLISH PEOPLE

TO FIGHT THE OPPRESSION,

COMMUNISM, AND PREVAIL.

> A NEW BOOK REVEALS

THAT COMMUNIST RUSSIA WAS

BEHIND A PLOT TO KILL POPE

JOHN PAUL II IN 1981.

HE AND PRESIDENT REAGAN

SURVIVED ASSASSINATION

ATTEMPTS THAT YEAR.

BOTH LEADERS BELIEVE THEIR

SURVIVAL WAS A PART OF

GOD'S PLAN, A PLAN TO

BRING DOWN THE ATHEIST

SOVIET UNION.

Reporter: IN THE

SPRING OF 1981, PRESIDENT

RONALD REAGAN AND POPE

JOHN PAUL II TOOK BULLETS

FROM WOULD-BE ASSASSINS

JUST SIX WEEKS APART.

CRIMINAL ACTS WHICH BOTH

MEN SAW AS EVIL SOURCES.

REAGAN, IN THAT FIRST

MEETING AT THE VATICAN,

SAID TO POPE JOHN PAUL II,

LOOK HOW THE EVIL FORCES

WERE PUT IN OUR WAY.

LOOK AT WHAT THEY TRIED TO

DO.

THEY SAW THIS AS A

HISTORICAL SPIRITUAL

BATTLE AGAINST THE FORCES

OF DARKNESS, AS REAGAN

CALLED IT.

Reporter: FORCES OF

DARKNESS WHICH COULD NOT

DESTROY THE GOOD THEY WERE

DOING.

THEY BOTH SAID TO ONE

ANOTHER, THIS PROTESTANT

PRESIDENT AND OBVIOUSLY

CATHOLIC POPE -- THEY SAID

TO ONE ANOTHER THAT THEY

BELIEVED THAT GOD HAD

SPARED THEIR LIVES.

BECAUSE THEY SHOULD HAVE

BLED TO DEATH.

THEY BOTH SHOULD HAVE

DIED.

Reporter: KEN GORE

SAYS BOTH RONALD REAGAN

AND THE PONTIFF BELIEVE

THEIR LIVES WERE SPARED TO

TAKE DOWN ATHEISTIC SOVIET

COMMUNISM.

IN HIS BOOK, TITLED "A

POPE AND A PRESIDENT, POPE

JOHN PAUL II AND RONALD

REAGAN AND THE

EXTRAORDINARY UNTOLD STORY

OF THE 20th CENTURY"

ALSO REVEALS THE

NEVER-BEFORE-SEEN PLAN BY

THE SOVIET UNION TO

ASSASSINATE POPE JOHN PAUL

II.

I LEARNED THAT BILL

CASEY OF THE C.I.A. LED A

SUPERSECRET INVESTIGATION,

LET BY TWO WOMEN.

THEY COULDN'T IMAGINE THAT

MOSCOW WOULD EVER SHOOT A

POPE.

BUT JOHN PAUL II AND

RONALD REAGAN -- THEY

THOUGHT, OH, YEAH, THESE

GUYS WOULD SHOOT A POPE.

Reporter: A SO SOVIET

UNION GROUP PLANNED OUT

THE ATTACK.

ERIC GONZALES, CBN NEWS.

George: COMING UP, AN

AMAZING STORY OF FAITH AND

COURAGE.

SEE HOW THIS WOMAN

SURVIVED THE WORST BOKO

HARAM COULD THROW AT HER.

George: AND WELCOME

BACK TO THE BROADCAST.

IN NIGERIA, BOKO HARAM

ATTACKS CHRISTIAN

VILLAGES, KILLING THE MEN

AND STEALING THE WOMEN.

LAMI JON IS ONE OF THOSE

WOMEN.

THE RADICAL ISLAMIC GROUP

KILLED HER HUSBAND AND

KIDNAPPED HER AND HER

CHILDREN.

AS SHE TOLD CBN'S "TURNING

POINT" PROGRAM, SHE MADE A

DARING ESCAPE FOR FREEDOM.

Through Translator:

MY NAME IS LAMI JON.

PERSECUTION AND SUFFERING

FROM THE HANDS OF THE

INSURGENCE IS WHAT BROUGHT

ME TO THIS TOWN.

THIS TIME BOKO HARAM CAME

TO OUR TOWN WAS

NOVEMBER 4th, 2013.

WHEN THEY CAME, THEY WERE

SHOUTING "ALLAHU AKBAR."

AND THE KIDS AND THE

PEOPLE WERE SO AFRAID.

IF ONE OF THEM SAID

"ALLAHU AKBAR", ANOTHER

ONE WOULD SHOOT A GUN INTO

THE AIR.

EVERYBODY RAN.

AND BULLETS WERE FLYING

ALL AROUND US.

WHEN THEY SURROUNDED US,

MY SON ESCAPED.

AND THEY TOOK MY HUSBAND.

279 OF US WERE HELD

HOSTAGE AND STARVED.

ONE BY ONE WE WERE HELD ON

A STRAIGHT LINE, AND I WAS

ON THE FIRST ONE IN THE ON ONE ON THE

LINE.

AND THEY PUT A KNIFE TO MY

HEAD AND A GUN, AND THEY

SAID, YOU SHOULD DENY

CHRIST.

I SAID, IF YOU THINK I

WILL DENY CHRIST BECAUSE

OF THIS KNIFE, YOU'RE

WRONG.

NOW THE MARK HAS KIND OF

DISAPPEARED, BUT WHEN IT

HAPPENED, IT WAS OBVIOUS.

THEY ENDED UP NOT KILLING

ME, BUT INSTEAD THEY SHOT

MY LEG AND TOOK MY SON

AWAY.

LATER ON THEY MOVED US TO

ONE SIDE AND BROUGHT 13

MEN OUT, AND MY HUSBAND

WAS ONE OF THEM.

WHEN MY HUSBAND SAW ME, HE

SAID, TODAY I'M GOING TO

LEAVE YOU BECAUSE TODAY MY

LIFE WILL END.

WHEN ONE OF THE MEN SAID

THAT, HE SHOT HIM RIGHT IN

FRONT OF ME.

I WAS CRYING AND

SCREAMING, AND THEY SET

HIM ON FIRE AND BURNED

HIM.

THEY GAVE ME FOOD AND

WATER TO DRINK.

I ONLY DRANK THE WATER AND

GOT A LITTLE BIT OF

STRENGTH.

THEY ASKED, WHAT IS YOUR

SON'S NAME, AND I SAID

YUSEF.

THEY ENDED UP NOT KILLING

HIM AND THEY SAID THEY

WOULD TRAIN HIM.

THREE DAYAFTER THREE DAYS, ONE OF

THE MEN CAME WITH MONEY, A

DOWERY, AND SAID HE WANTED

TO MARRY ME.

AND I SAID, THANK GOD,

THIS IS NOT MONEY FOR

MARRIAGE; THIS IS MONEY

FOR TRANSPORTATION, TO RUN

AWAY FROM THIS PLACE.

HOW I MANAGED TO FINALLY

ESCAPE AFTER BEING LOCKED

UP IN A ROOM WITH A

PADLOCK.

IN THAT ROOM THERE WERE A

LOT OF THE INSURGENTS WITH

US.

WHILE EVERYBODY WAS

SLEEPING, I PICKED UP A

TINY STICK AND TRIED TO

PUT IT IN THE PADLOCK.

LUCKILY FOR ME, I CAME OUT

OF THE ROOM.

IN THE PROCESS OF GOING

OUT, NONE OF THEM WOKE UP.

THEY WERE ALL FAST ASLEEP.

THAT WAS HOW I WAS ABLE TO

ESCAPE TO MY VILLAGE.

ARRIVING IN MY VILLAGE,

THE VILLAGE PEOPLE THOUGHT

I WAS COMING WITH BOKO

HARAM.

AND I TOLD THEM, NO, THAT

I MANAGED TO ESCAPE WHILE

THEY WERE SLEEPING.

AT BEST, THEY WERE SCARED.

BUT LATER ON THEY BELIEVED

I WAS ALONE.

THEY WENT ON TO SHOW ME

WHERE MY SISTER AND MY SON

WERE.

I MET HIM CRYING AND

WEEPING, WITH THEIR HEAD

DOWN.

WHEN I SAW THEM CRYING, I

COULDN'T HOLD BACK MY OWN

TEARS.

I ALSO STARTED TO WEEP.

WHAT GAVE ME THE COURAGE

TO DO WHAT I DID WAS MY

BAPTISM IN CHRIST.

AND I HAD MY BIBLE WITH

ME.

WHICH WAS THE ONLY THING I

TOOK WITH ME WHEN I WAS

RUNNING AWAY.

WE PRAYED AND FASTED.

THEY HAD FOOD, THAT WHEN

YOU EAT THE FOOD, YOU

BEGIN TO THINK AND ACT

LIKE THEM.

SO I WOULDN'T EAT THE FOOD

OR THE WATER.

I WOULD PRAY OVER THE

WATER BEFORE DRINKING IT.

THANK GOD FOR THE BAPTISM,

AFTER WHICH I WAS ABLE TO

CONVERT MY WHOLE FAMILY

FROM MUSLIM TO CHRISTIAN.

BEFORE THEN, ONLY ME AND

MY SISTER WERE CHRISTIANS.

AFTER THIS EXPERIENCE, I

FORGIVE ALL OF THEM.

THE BIBLE SAYS, IF YOU

DON'T FORGIVE, GOD WON'T

FORGIVE YOU YOUR OWN SINS,

AND I DON'T KNOW WHAT MY

SINS ARE BEFORE CHRIST.

MY ADVICE TO PEOPLE, AFTER

ALL I HAVE BEEN THROUGH,

IS TAKE SELFISHNESS AND

MATERIALISM OUT OF YOUR

LIFE.

WHEN YOU ARE CONFRONTED

WITH ANY KIND OF OF

SITUATION, PRAYER AND THE

WAY OF GOD SHOULD BE WHAT

YOU DO.

MY PROBLEM WITH SOME

PEOPLE IS WHEN SITUATIONS

LIKE MINE, OR ANYTHING

CONFRONTS THEM, THE FIRST

THING THEY'RE TRYING TO DO

IS TO SAVE THEIR PROPERTY.

PACK THEIR BAGS, THEIR

CLOTHES, SOME NOT EVEN

THEIR CHILDREN, BUT IN MY

CASE I PACKED MY CHILDREN,

MY BIBLE, AND THEN I WAS

PRAYING.

THAT IS WHAT I WOULD

ADVISE PEOPLE TO DO WHEN

PERSECUTION COMES.

MATERIAL THINGS CANNOT

SAVE YOU, BUT PRAYER AND

THE WORD OF GOD CAN.

SHALOM.

George: A REMARKABLE

STORY OF FAITH AND

SURVIVAL.

WE ASK YOU, UR VIEWERS OUR VIEWERS,

TO REMEMBER THE PEOPLE OF

NIGERIA IN YOUR PRAYERS.

George: IT'S HARD TO

IMAGINE, BUT NEARLY A

BILLION PEOPLE AROUND THE

WORLD LIVE WITHOUT CLEAN

DRINKING WATER.

40% OF THEM LIVE IN SUB

SAHARAN AFRICA, WHERE

PEOPLE WALK HOURS A DAY

FOR JUST A FEW CUPS OF

WATER.

RECENTLY I MET A WOMAN IN

THE DESERT OF EASTERN

KENYA, WHO HAS WALKED TENS

OF THOUSANDS OF MILES FOR

ONE OF LIFE'S MOST BASIC

NEEDS.

THE NEXT TIME YOU TURN ON

YOUR TAP, THINK OF KANIG.

I WOULD BE A LOT

HEALTHIER THAN I AM TODAY

IF I DIDN'T HAVE TO TRAVEL

SO FAR FOR WATER.

George: SHE LIVES IN

SUBSAHARA AFRICA, WHERE AN

ESTIMATED 319 MILLION

PEOPLE HAVE NO ACCESS TO

SAFE DRINKING WATER.

TWICE A DAY SHE LEAVES HER

SMALL HUT, MADE OF STICKS

AND STONES.

HERE IN RURAL EASTERN

KENYA, AND SHE WALKS TO

THE NEAREST PLACE SHE CAN

FIND WATER.

MY BACK HURTS, AND I'M

ALWAYS IN PAIN.

George: FOR MANY OF

US, WATER IS JUST A TAP

AWAY.

FOR KANIG, GETTING ACCESS

TO LIFE'S MOST BASIC NEED

IS ANYTHING BUT EASY.

I'VE BEEN SEARCHING FOR

WATER SINCE I WAS SEVEN

YEARS OLD.

George: I JOINED HER

AND OTHERS AS THEY MADE

THE DAILY TREK TO THE ONLY

SOURCE OF WATER.

THIS MUDDY POND POLLUTED

BY ANIMAL AND HUMAN WASTE.

SHE FETCHES WATER FROM

THIS POND MORNING AND

EVENING, AND SHE WALKS

13 MILES EACH DAY, WHICH

TRANSLATE TO ROUGHLY

4700 MILES EVERY YEAR.

AND GUESS WHAT?

SHE HAS BEEN DOING THIS

FOR THE LAST 40 YEARS.

WHICH MEANS SHE HAS LOGGED

CLOSE TO 190,000 MILES.

HARD TO BELIEVE, REALLY,

BUT KANIG IS NOT ALONE.

A STAGGERING ONE BILLION

PEOPLE AROUND THE WORLD

DON'T HAVE ACCESS TO

CLEAN, RUNNING WATER.

IN FACT, IN AFRICA ALONE,

WHERE THE BURDEN OF

FETCHING WATER OFTEN FALLS

TO WOMEN AND CHILDREN,

NEARLY 40 BILLION HOURS A

YEAR IS SPENT COLLECTING

WATER.

WE HAVE ONE, THE LAST

ONE.

George: THIS MAN

TEACHES MATH AT A RURAL

SCHOOL.

HE SAYS TIME SPENT

GATHERING WATER IS TIME

CHILDREN COULD BE USING TO

READ, WRITE, EARN AN

INCOME, OR TAKE CARE OF

THEIR FAMILY.

George: WHAT

PERCENTAGE OF YOUR

CHILDREN GO TO FETCH WATER

EVERY DAY?

100%.

George: AND THE WATER

THEY SPEND ALL OF THAT

TIME COLLECTING ISN'T EVEN

CLEAN.

SOME 2,000 CHILDREN DIE

EACH DAY FROM

WATER-RELATED DISEASES.

SHE GREW UP COLLECTING

WATER FOR HER FAMILY'S

SURVIVAL, AND OFTEN GOT

SICK.

NOW SHE IS WITH THE

CHRISTIAN ORGANIZATION

"WORLD VISION," TRYING TO

IMPROVE WATER CONDITIONS

IN ONE OF THE POOREST

COUNTIES IN KENYA.

I'M SO PASSIONATE TO

IMPROVE THE SITUATION HERE

BECAUSE IT IS AN

EXPERIENCE I WENT THROUGH.

I USED TO WALK SIX

KILOMETRES TO GET WATER,

AS EARLY AS FIVE YEARS

OLD.

George: SINCE 2008,

"WORLD VISION" HAS DRILLED

WELLS AND INSTALLED

HUNDREDS OF MILES OF

PIPELINE TO TRANSPORT

WATER TO TENS OF THOUSANDS

OF FAMILIES ACROSS THIS

DESERT.

WHEN WE CAME HERE, IT

WAS 18%.

CURRENTLY, THE ACCESS TO

CLEAN WATER HAS IMPROVED

TO 62%.

WHICH IS A BIG RELIEF TO

THIS COMMUNITY.

George: SOON KANIG'S

VILLAGE WILL HAVE ACCESS

TO CLEAN WATER FOR THE

FIRST TIME.

THIS IS A GREAT DAY FOR

THEM.

THAT'S WHY YOU SEE THEM

CELEBRATING BEHIND THEM.

George: "WORLD

VISION" IS INSTALLING A

NEW WELL THAT WILL BRING

WATER TO COUNTLESS

FAMILIES.

WE ARE ALSO

TRANSFORMING THE LIVES OF

MANY, MANY CHILDREN

BECAUSE MANY OF THEM WILL

BE ABLE TO GO TO SCHOOL

NOW.

George: FATU HAS

EXPERIENCED THE

TRANSFORMATION THAT COMES

FROM HAVING ACCESS TO

CLEAN WATER.

SHE USED TO SPEND FOUR

HOURS A DAY WALKING FOR

WATER.

UNTIL "WORLD VISION"

DRILLED A WELL IN HER

COMMUNITY.

NOW THE TRIP TO THE TAP

TAKES ONLY A FEW MINUTES.

THE REST OF HER TIME IS

SPENT TENDING TO A SMALL

VEGETABLE GARDEN THAT

FEEDS HER FAMILY AND

NEARBY COMMUNITY.

YOU TAKE WATER FOR

GRANTED.

BUT FOR US HERE, IT IS

GOLD.

OUR CHILDREN ARE CLEAN.

THEY ARE HEALTHY.

AND THEY CAN GO TO SCHOOL.

George: MIND YOU,

FETCHING WATER ISN'T JUST

TIMTIME-CONSUMING, IT IS

PHYSICALLY DEMANDING.

KANIG USES A JERRY CAN, A

BRIGHT, YELLOW, PLASTIC

CONTAINER TO CARRY THE

WATER.

> OKAY, DON'T DO THIS ON

TV, OKAY.

BUT I'M GOING TO -- OH, MY

GOSH.

George: IT HOLDS FIVE

GALLONS AND WEIGHS

40 POUNDS.

IMAGINE CARRYING FIVE

GALLONS OF WATER EVERY

DAY.

AND HERE IN AFRICA, A

WOMAN TRAVELS ABOUT

15 MILES ON AVERAGE PER

DAY.

George: EXPERTS SAY

THERE IS A WATER CRISIS

THAT THREATENS A FUTURE

FOR HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS

OF PEOPLE, YET AID GROUPS

LIKE "WORLD VISION" AND

OTHERS ARE WORKING

TIRELESSLY TO BRING CLEAN,

SAFE WATER MUCH CLOSER TO

THE PEOPLE WHO NEED IT.

IN HOPES THAT ULTIMATELY

THAT ACCESS WILL MEAN

EDUCATION, INCOME, AND

HEALTH, ESPECIALLY FOR

WOMEN AND CHILDREN HERE IN

AFRICA AND AROUND THE

WORLD.

George: FOLKS, WE'LL

BE BACK RIGHT AFTER THIS.

George: FINALLY ON

THE BROADCAST THIS WEEK,

HERE IN AMERICA THE BATTLE

OVER IMMIGRATION POLICY IS

AFFECTING REAL PEOPLE.

CHURCHES WHO HAVE MEMBERS

THAT ARE UNDOCUMENTED

IMMIGRANTS ARE ESPECIALLY

CHALLENGED.

CBN'S HEATHER SELLS SHOWS

US HOW PASTORS ARE FINDING

WAYS TO CARE FOR THESE

MEMBERS.

PLEASE ENTER YOUR

ACCESS CODE, FOLLOWED BY

THE POUND OUR HASHTAG.

Reporter: PASTOR

JULIO IS TAKING IT ONE

STEP FURTHER: HE IS

HOLDING SERVICES ON

CONFERENCE CALLS FOR

UNDOCUMENTED IMMIGRANTS

WHO ATTEND HIS CHURCH.

AND HE IS MAKING MORE AND

MORE HOUSE-CALLS FOR THE

SOUL, FOR MEMBERS OF HIS

CONGREGATION FRIGHTENED BY

TOUGHER IMMIGRATION LAWS,

INCLUDING A NEW SANCTUARY

CITY LAW IN TEXAS, WHERE

POLICE CAN RANDOMLY ASK

PEOPLE ABOUT THEIR

IMMIGRATION STATUS.

[SPEAKING A FOREIGN

LANGUAGE]

Through Translator:

THEY ARE AFRAID OF THE

POLICE, SO IT IS NOT JUST

A MATTER OF GOING TO

CHURCH.

IT IS ALSO SCARY TO GO

SHOPPING AT CERTAIN TIMES.

Reporter: THE

ASSOCIATED PRESS RECENTLY

VISITED ONE OF THE HOMES

OF AN ILLEGAL IMMIGRANT,

BUT THEY ASKED TO CONCEAL

THEIR IDENTITY TO PROTECT

THEM FROM DEPORTATION.

ROUGHLY 11 MILLION PEOPLE

LIVE IN THE U.S. WHO

DIDN'T ENTER THE COUNTRY

LEGALLY.

OF THOSE, A MILLION AND A

HALF LIVE IN TEXAS.

PASTORS ARE SEEING THESE

MEMBERS OF THEIR

CONGREGATIONS NO LONGER

ATTENDING CHURCH OR CHURCH

PROGRAMS OUT OF FEAR OF

THE NEW LAWS.

ALL OF A SUDDEN THE

ATTENDANCE DROPPED.

Reporter: THIS PASTOR

SAYS HER SPANISH-SPEAKING

CHURCH MEMBERS HAVE BUILT

A LIFE IN AMERICA.

THEY HAVE FAMILY, JOBS.

MANY OF THEM ARE

HOMEOWNERS.

SOME OF THEM ARE BUSINESS

OWNERS.

Reporter: SHE SAYS

SHE IS NOT SURE FELLOW

CHRISTIANS AT "LIVING

WORD" IN HOUSTON

UNDERSTAND COMPLETELY HOW

COMPLICATED THE

IMMIGRATION ISSUE IS FOR

THESE FAMILIES OR IF

THEY'RE LOOKING AT IT

BIBLICALLY.

HERE WE FOLLOW WHAT

JESUS SAID, NOT WHAT

POLITICIANS WANT TO DO.

Reporter: CATHOLIC

CHURCHES ARE ALSO MAKING

THESE HOUSE-CALLS.

CARDINAL DANIEL DENADO

SAYS THE CHURCH IS VERY

CONCERNED ABOUT THE PLIGHT

OF UNDOCUMENTED

IMMIGRANTS.

WE HAVE KIDS IN OUR

CATHOLIC SCHOOLS THAT ARE

COMING IN AND CRYING

DURING THE DAY BECAUSE

THEY'RE NOT SURE WHETHER

MOMMY AND DADDY WILL BE AT

HOME WHEN THEY GET HOME

FROM SCHOOL.

Reporter: THE TEXAS

GOVERNOR SAYS THE LAWS DO

PROTECT ALL INNOCENT

LIVES.

THIS PASTOR LOOKS TO

SCRIPTURE IN RESPONSE.

Through Translator:

ISAIAH 10: 1-2: "LOOK TO

THOSE WHO HAVE LAWS

AGAINST ORPHANS AND

WIDOWS."

Reporter: HEATHER

SELLS, CBN NEWS.

George: FOLKS, THAT

IS IT FOR THIS WEEK'S

EDITION OF "CHRISTIAN

WORLD NEWS."

UNTIL NEXT WEEK, FROM ALL

OF US HERE, GOOD-BYE AND

GOD BLESS YOU.

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