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Christian World News - July 14, 2017

See how a man dedicated to helping persecuted Christians soon found himself fighting for his life in a Sudanese prison. Plus, the baby who’s captured the hearts of millions around the world. Is there hope for Charlie Gard? And, some may view ... Read Transcript


Wendy: THIS WEEK ON

"CHRISTIAN WORLD

NEWS"...BEATEN AND TORT

CHERTORTURED IN A SUDANESE

PRISON.

SEE HOW HE SOON FOUND

HIMSELF FIGHTING FOR HIS

OWN LIFE AND TRAPPED IN A

CELL WITH TERRORISTS.

HEAR HIS AMAZING STORY IN

OUR EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW.

> PLUS...HE IS THE BABY

WHO CAPTURED THE HEARTS OF

MILLIONS AROUND THE WORLD.

IS THERE HOPE FOR CHARLIE

GARD?

THE AILING INFANT WHO'S

PARENTS WERE FORBIDDEN BY

THEIR OWN GOVERNMENT TO

BRING HIM TO THE U.S. FOR

LIFE-SAVING TREATMENT.

> AND...SOME MAY VIEW

THE PROPHETIC AS A LITTLE

CREEPY, BUT THE BIBLE

CALLS IT A GIFT.

SEE HOW THIS MAN IS USING

HIS GIFT TO REACH THE LOST

IN HOLLYWOOD.

> AND WELCOME TO

"CHRISTIAN WORLD NEWS,"

EVERYONE.

I'M WENDY GRIFFITH.

GEORGE THOMAS IS ON

ASSIGNMENT.

> WELL, FOR YEARS HE

SERVED THE PERSECUTED

CHURCH WITH THE VOICE OF

THE MARTYRS.

THEN ON A TRIP TO SUDAN,

PETER YASHIK WAS ARRESTED

AND CHARGED WITH

ESPIONAGE.

HE WAS SENTENCED TO 20

YEARS IN JAIL AND

IMPRISONED WITH ISLAMIC

MILITANTS.

THROUGH INTERNATIONAL

INTERVENTION AND GOD'S

GRACE, HE HAS BEEN FREED

FROM PRISON.

IN AN INTERVIEW WITH OUR

GARY LANE, YASHIK REVEALS

THE DETAILS OF THIS

HORRIBLE EXPERIENCE.

Reporter: ARRESTED

DURING A TRIP TO SUDAN,

MISSIONARY PETER YASHIK

WAS IMPRISONED WITH

MEMBERS OF ISIS.

ONE OF THE ISIS MEMBERS

WAS A LIBYAN GUY, WHO AT

THE AGE OF 12, WAS A

PERSONAL GUARD OF OSAMA

BIN LADEN.

AND LATER ON, WHEN HE

RETURNED TO LIBYA, HE WAS

ONE OF THE MURDERERS WHO

SLAUGHTERED THE 20

EYPTIANS ON THE LIBYAN

SHORE.

HE TOLD ME IF I WAS AN

AMERICAN OR RUSSIAN, THAT

HE WOULD BREAK MY NECK

IMMEDIATELY AND KILL ME.

HE TOOK OUT A FISHING

STRING, QUITE A STRONG

FISHING STRING FROM HIS

POCKET, AND HE WAS SHOWING

HOW HE CAN KILL A PERSON

WITHIN A FEW SECONDS WITH

THIS FISHING STRING.

Reporter: PETER

DISCOVERED HIS OTHER CELL

MATES WERE JUST AS

EXTREME.

WHEN ASKED TO SHARE NEWS

FROM THE OUTSIDE, HE TOLD

THEM ABOUT THE PARIS

TERRORIST ATTACK.

WHEN I SAID THAT 129

PEOPLE GOT KILLED, THEY

INTERRUPTED ME AND THEY

STARTED TO SHOUT "ALLAHU

AKBAR" FOR SEVERAL

MINUTES.

SO IMMEDIATELY I KNEW THAT

THE COMPANY THAT I WAS IN,

AND I STOPPED TELLING THEM

ANYMORE NEWS.

THEY CALLED ME A FILTHY

PIG OR A FILTHY RAT, AND

IF I DID NOT REACT TO THIS

NEW NAME, THEY STARTED TO

BEAT ME WITH SLAPPING MY

FACE OR FISTS TO MY FACE.

OR THEN THEY USED A WOODEN

STICK.

SO I GRADUALLY -- I

GRADUALLY LEARNED TO LIVE

WITH THE NEW NAME.

I WAS NOT PETER ANYMORE.

I WAS JUST FILTHY PIG.

Reporter: WHY WAS

THIS MAN DEDICATED TO

HELPING PERSECUTED

CHRISTIANS NOW HIMSELF

PERSECUTED?

PETER'S ARREST CAME IN

2013, TWO YEARS AFTER THE

SUDANESE GOVERNMENT

THOUGHT IT EXPELLED ALL

CHRISTIAN WORKERS FROM THE

COUNTRY.

HE MET WITH CHRISTIAN

LEADERS AND RECORDED SOME

VIDEO.

AGENTS CONFISCATED HIS

EQUIPMENT AND CHARGED HIM

WITH SPYING AGAINST THE

GOVERNMENT.

DURING HIS FOUR MONTHS IN

JAIL, PETER ASKED GOD TO

RETURN HIM TO HIS FAMILY.

HIS EPIPHANY CAME AFTER HE

LED SOME EUROPEAN PEOPLE

TO CHRIST.

I STARTED TO REALIZE

GOD HAD A PURPOSE FOR ME,

TO SHARE THE GOSPEL WITH

THOSE PEOPLE IN PRISON.

AND I STARTED TO SHARE THE

GOSPEL WITH THE MUSLIMS

WHO WERE IN THE PREVIOUS

CELL WITH ME.

Reporter: IN

JANUARY 2017, A SUDANESE

COURT SENTENCED PETER TO

20 YEARS IN PRISON.

HIS WORK HELPING

PERSECUTED CHRISTIANS IN

SUDAN WAS CONSIDERED AN

ANTI-STATE ACTIVITY, ES

SUBPOENA.

ESPIONAGE.

I WAS CONSIDERED TO BE

A VERY DANGEROUS PERSON.

THEY MENTIONED I AM AN

EMPLOYEE OF A SPY

ORGANIZATION CALLED THE

U.N.

Reporter: SO IT'S NOT

A MISSIONARY ORGANIZATION?

NO.

Reporter: HE HAD

EXPERIENCED PERSECUTION

BEFORE, GROWING UP IN

COMMUNIST CZECHOSLOVAKIA.

CHRISTIAN OPPRESSION

INTENSIFIED IN

CZECHOSLOVAKIA AFTER RED

ARMY TANKS ROLLED THROUGH

PRAGUE IN 1968.

GOVERNMENT AGENTS

CONSTANTLY MONITORED

PETER'S PARENTS AND HIS

CHRISTIAN ACTIVITIES.

THEY KNEW WE WERE

RECEIVING BIEBLTIO BIBLES AND

CHRISTIAN LITERATURE.

Reporter: ONE DAY

PETER RETURNED HOME FROM

SCHOOL AND FOUND HIS

PARENTS MISSING.

THEY WERE ARRESTED BY

SECRET POLICE AND IN

INTERROGATED, AND THE

SECRET POLICE WANTED TO

KNOW WHAT WAS GOING ON IN

OUR HOUSE.

Reporter: AND 36

YEARS LATER, LIKE HIS

PARENTS, PETER WAS

ARRESTED FOR HIS CHRISTIAN

ACTIVITIES.

ONLY THIS TIME AT THE

HANDS OF ISLAMISTS, NOT

COMMUNISTS.

BUT GOD PREPARED PETER FOR

HIS PRISON EXPERIENCE

YEARS EARLIER.

WHEN HIS FATHER GAVE HIM A

SPECIAL GIFT.

WITHOUT SAYING MUCH, HE

BROUGHT A BOOK WRITTEN BY

RICHARD HUM LAND.

HUMLAND.

AND THE NAME OF THE BOOK

WAS IN GOD'S UNDERGROUND

IN ENGLISH.

HE GAVE ME THIS BOOK AND

HE SAID, READ THIS BOOK

AND GUARD YOUR FAITH.

Reporter: PETER'S

FATHER PASSED AT THE AGE

OF 89, WHILE PETER WAS IN

PRISON.

> WHAT DO YOU THINK,

PETER, HE WOULD SAY TO YOU

ABOUT YOUR TIME IN PRISON

AND WHAT YOU WENT THROUGH,

IF HE WAS STILL AROUND NOW

AND HE KNEW ABOUT IT?

I'M QUITE SURE THAT HE

WOULD BE PROUD OF ME.

I'M QUITE SURE.

Reporter: PETER WAS

FREED AFTER SPENDING 14

MONTHS IN PRISON.

HE CREDITS THE CZECH

GOVERNMENT FOR NEGOTIATING

HIS RELEASE AND THE

PRAYERS AND SUPPORT OF

CHRISTIANS AROUND THE

WORLD.

NEARLY HALF A MILLION

PEOPLE SIGNED A PETITION

FOR HIM, AND THOUSANDS

SENT ENCOURAGING CARDS AND

LETTERS.

PETER SAYS HE WAS BROUGHT

TO TEARS WHEN HE HEARD

SOME SUDANESE WOMEN NEAR

THE PRISON SINGING

CHRISTIAN PRAISE SONGS.

*

Reporter: HOW DID

YOUR EXPERIENCE CHANGE

YOU?

HOW IS PETER DIFFERENT NOW

COMPARED TO BEFORE YOUR

PRISON EXPERIENCE?

WHEN YOU COME THROUGH

THIS SITUATION, YOU

REALIZE THAT EVERYTHING

THAT YOU HAVE IS THE GRACE

OF GOD.

AND IT IS ONLY HIS

STRENGTH THAT IS IN

PRISON; IT IS NOT YOUR OWN

STRENGTH THAT YOU CAN

SURVIVE.

BE HUMBLE AND FAITHFUL TO

THE LAST MOMENT.

THIS IS THE MOMENT WHEN WE

CAN BE MORE THAN

CONQUERORS, WHEN WE GO

THROUGH A DIFFICULT

SITUATION BECAUSE OF OUR

FAITH IN JESUS CHRIST.

Reporter: A HUMBLE

SERVANT OF THE PERSECUTED

CHURCH, PERSECUTED HIMSELF

AND THEN FREED FROM

PRISON.

GRATEFUL FOR THOSE WHO

PRAYED AND FOR LEARNING TO

WAIT PATIENTLY ON GOD FOR

VICTORY AND GRACE.

GARY LANE, CBN NEWS,

PRAGUE.

Wendy: COMING UP, WHO

IS THIS MAN THAT SO MANY

ARE PRAYING FOR?

IT IS PRESIDENT TRUMP.

AND AMERICA'S EVANGELICALS

ARE AMONG HIS STRONGEST

SUPPORTERS.

WE'LL TELL YOU MORE ABOUT

THIS AMAZING MEETING WHEN

WE COME BACK.

Wendy: WELCOME BACK

TO "CHRISTIAN WORLD NEWS."

THIS WEEK AMERICAN

EVANGELICAL LEADERS

GATHERED INSIDE THE OVAL

OFFICE TO PRAY FOR

PRESIDENT TRUMP.

TONY PERKINS, PASTOR JACK

GRAHAM, RALPH REID,

MICHELE BACHMANN, AND MANY

OTHERS WERE THERE.

JOHNNIE MOORE, FORMER VICE

PRESIDENT AT LIBERTY

UNIVERSITY, POSTED

PICTURES OF THIS SPECIAL

MOMENT.

BUT MOORE SAYS THIS WAS

MORE THAN JUST A PHOTO OP.

AS PRESIDENT TRUMP

RECENTLY TOLD CBN FOUNDER

PAT ROBERTSON IN AN

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW, HE

HAS A SPECIAL BOND WITH

EVANGELICALS.

President Trump: THE

EVANGELICALS WERE SO GREAT

TO ME.

AND THEY DID, THEY CAME

OUT IN MASSIVE NUMBERS.

AND ON TOP OF THAT, I GOT

83%.

BUT THEY CAME OUT IN

RECORD NUMBERS.

THEY NEVER CAME OUT LIKE

THAT BEFORE.

AND WE'VE REALLY HELPED.

BECAUSE I'VE GOTTEN RID OF

THE JOHNSON AMENDMENT.

NOW WE'RE GOING TO TRY TO

GET RID OF IT PERMANENTLY

IN CONGRESS.

SO NOW PEOPLE LIKE YOU,

THAT I WANT TO HEAR FROM,

MINISTERS AND PREACHERS

AND RABBIS, AND WHOEVER IT

MAY BE, THEY CAN SPEAK.

THAT WILL BE A GREAT THING

FOR CHRISTIANITY.

AND IT IS A GREAT THING

FOR RELIGION.

Wendy: AND YOU CAN

SEE PAT'S FULL INTERVIEW

WITH PRESIDENT TRUMP ON

OUR WEBSITE.

JUST GO TO cbnnews.com.

> PRESIDENT TRUMP HAS

BEEN BUSY OVERSEAS,

TRAVELLING TO HAMBURG,

GERMANY, FOR THE G20

SUMMIT EARLIER THIS WEEK,

WHERE VIOLENT PROTESTORS

TOOK TO THE STREETS.

THEY BURNED CARS, RAIDED

SURAIDEDSUPERMARKETS AND BATTLED

WITH POLICE.

BUT CHRISTIANS MADE A

DIFFERENCE BY COMING

TOGETHER TO PRAY FOR THEIR

COUNTRY.

WHEN ASKED WHY, THE LEADER

OF THE PRAYER INITIATIVE

SAID, IT IS WHAT GOD TELLS

CHRISTIANS TO DO.

WE'RE ALL REALIZING

THAT THE POWER OF THE

POLICE ALONE DOES NOT HELP

IN THIS SITUATION.

THE BIBLE, IN THE FIRST

LETTER OF TIMOTHY,

ENCOURAGES US TO PRAY FOR

THE POWERFUL, FOR THE

MIGHTY, AND FOR THE ONES

WHO ARE EXECUTING POWER.

AND WE MAY PRAY THAT GOD'S

WILL BE DONE, AND HE HAS

PROMISED THIS WILL HAPPEN.

Wendy: WELL, THOUGH

BELIEVERS PRAYED LATE INTO

THE NIGHT THERE IN

GERMANY, AND BELIEVE GOD

IS GOING TO MAKE A BIG

CHANGE IN THEIR COUNTRY.

> GERMAN LAWMAKERS HAVE

VOTED TO LEGALIZE GAY

MARRIAGE.

IT GIVES SAME-SEX COUPLES

FULL MARITAL RIGHTS AND

ALLOWS THEM TO ADOPT

CHILDREN.

ANGELA MERKEL OPPOSES GAY

MARRIAGE, BUT SHE HOPES

THE DECISION WILL LEAD TO,

QUOTE, "SOCIAL COHESION

AND PEACE."

THE CHURCH OF ENGLAND IS

REJECTING THE IDEA THAT

CHANGING GENDERS OR HOMO,

HOMOSEXUALITY ARE SINS.

CHRISTOPHER NULAND, A

REVEREND WITH THE CHURCH

OF ENGLAND SAYS, QUOTE,

"WE BELIEVE THAT TRANS

PEOPLE ARE CHERISHED AND

LOVED BY GOD WHO CREATED

THEM, AND WHO IS PRESENT

THROUGH ALL OF THE TWISTS

AND TURNS OF THEIR LIVES."

AND THE CHURCH ALSO

DENOUNCED CONVERSION

THERAPY FOR THOSE

STRUGGLING WITH SAME-SEX

ATTRACTION.

> THE CHARLIE GARD CASE

IN LONDON HAS GRIPPED THE

WORLD. THE PARENTS

PRESENTED FRESH MEDICAL

EVIDENCE THAT AN

EXPERIMENTAL NEW TREATMENT

COULD HELP PROLONG THEIR

SON'S LIFE.

THE CASE HAS BECOME AN

INTERNATIONAL CONTROVERSY

OVER WHO HAS THE RIGHT TO

DECIDE WHO MAKES THE

DECISIONS FOR A CHILD'S

TREATMENT, THE PARENTS OR

THE GOVERNMENT?

DALE HURD BRINGS US THIS

STORY FROM LONDON.

Reporter: CHARLIE'S

PARENTS SAY AS LONG AS

THERE IS A CHANCE OF

SAVING THEIR SON'S LIFE --

IT'S A CHANCE WE'RE

TAKING.

WE'VE BEEN FIGHTING FOR

HIS MEDICATION SINCE

NOVEMBER, AND WE'RE NOW IN

JULY.

WE FEEL IT SHOULD BE OUR

RIGHTS AS PARENTS TO

DECIDE TO GIVE HIM A

CHANCE AT LIFE.

Reporter: BRITISH AND

EUROPEAN COURTS HAVE

BACKED UP DOCTORS WHO WANT

TO TURN OFF CHARLIE'S LIFE

SUPPORT, WHILE HIS PARENTS

WANT TO TAKE HIM TO

AMERICA FOR EXPERIMENTAL

TREATMENT.

CHARLIE HAS A RARE DISEASE

THAT CAN CAUSE BRAIN

DAMAGE AND DEATH, BUT HIS

PARENTS SAY HE DOES NOT

HAVE PAIN AND STRUGGLING

HE HAS NOT GOT

CATASTROPHIC BRAIN DAMAGE.

THERE IS NO EVIDENCE OF

THAT.

THIS MEDICINE CAN GET INTO

THE BRAIN AND HELP THAT.

Reporter: CHARLIE'S

PARENTS, CONNIE AND CHRIS,

SIMPLY WANT THEIR SON TO

HAVE ANOTHER CHANCE TO

LIVE.

AND THEY TOLD CBN NEWS

THEY WOULD BE THRILLED IF

HE COULD COME TO AMERICA.

IT IS AMAZING.

WE LOVE THE SUPPORT WE'VE

HAD FROM ALL OVER THE

WORLD, BUT AMERICA HAS

BEEN AMAZING.

I DO HAVE FAMILY IN

AMERICA.

AND WE'RE REALLY, REALLY

GREAT FULL.

Reporter: THE PARENTS

ALSO DELIVERED A PETITION

ON SUNDAY WITH MORE THAN

350,000 SIGNATURES, URGING

LONDON'S GREAT ORMOND

STREET HOSPITAL TO ALLOW

CHARLIE TO BE TAKEN TO THE

UNITED STATES.

MEANWHILE, TWO U.S.

CONGRESSMEN SAY THEY'LL

OFFER LEGISLATION, MAKING

CHARLIE A PERMANENT

RESIDENT SO HE CAN COME TO

AMERICA.

DALE HURD, CBN NEWS,

LONDON.

Wendy: COMING UP,

PROPHECY IN HOLLYWOOD.

SEE HOW ONE MAN IS USING

HIS SPIRITUAL GIFT TO

CONNECT HOLLYWOOD'S

LEADING ENTERTAINERS TO

GOD.

Wendy: AND WELCOME

BACK.

SHAWN BOLZ IS AN AUTHOR,

PRODUCER, AND TV HOST WITH

A PROPHETIC GIFT.

AS EFREM GRAHAM REPORTS,

HE IS USING IT TO CONNECT

HOLLYWOOD TO HEAVEN.

IS THERE A JUSTIN AND

STEPHANIE?

YOU ALL KNOW JUSTIN AND

STEPHANIE?

YOU'RE HERE FOR REAL.

THANK YOU.

Efrem: SHAWN BOLZ

BEGINS WITH JUST A FEW

WORDS.

I'VE SEEN JULY 15th

OVER YOU.

WHAT IS THAT?

YOUR BIRTHDAY?

AND WHO ELSE'S BIRTHDAY?

YOUR DAUGHTER'S?

THAT'S SO CUTE.

Efrem: WHAT FOLLOWS

IS A VERY SPECIFIC

MESSAGE.

HE HEARS FROM HEAVEN.

MELISSA, THERE IS A

FAMILY CALLING ON YOU, AND

I FEEL LIKE HE GAVE ME

YOUR NAMES BECAUSE HE

REALLY WANTS YOU TO FEEL

KNOWN.

Efrem: WHAT'S THE

IMPORTANCE OF PROPHECY IN

PEOPLE'S LIVES?

WHY DO YOU SEEK TO DO THAT

AND DESIRE TO DO THAT, AND

HAVE GOD USE YOU THAT WAY?

I THINK WE HAVE THIS

OMNI PRESENT GOD, WHO IS

EVERYWHERE AT ONCE.

HE IS THE ONLY GOD WHO

WILL HAVE RELATIONSHIP AND

BE PRESENT AND CONNECTED

WITH US IN THE HERE AND

NOW.

AND PROPHECY CAUSES US TO

KNOW THAT THE GOD OF THE

UNIVERSE IS LOOKING AT

SEVEN POINT SOMETHING

BILLION PEOPLE AND IS

STEPPING INTO OUR LIVES

AND SAYING, I VALUE YOU.

WHAT IS IMPORTANT TO YOU

IS EVEN MORE IMPORTANT TO

ME.

Efrem: SHAWN WALKS

THE RED CARPETS AND PRAYS

WITH CELEBRITIES, LIKE MEL

GIBSON, SHAUN AL CENTER, ALEXANDER,

AND PAT BOONE.

AND SHAWN IS ALSO A

BEST-SELLING AUTHOR, AND

HE TRAVELS THE WORLD,

SHARING PRACTICAL WISDOM

ABOUT HOW ANYONE CAN HEAR

THE VOICE OF GOD.

10 YEARS AGO, HE AND HIS

WIFE STARTED "EXPRESSIONS

58."

WHILE THE LOS ANGELES

CHURCH IS OPEN TO ALL, IT

STREACTATTRACTS TWO VERY

DIFFERENT GROUPS OF

PEOPLE: HOLLYWOOD AND THE

HOMELESS.

Efrem: SHOW THOSE ON THE

STREETS, TO THE REST OF

THE WORLD, INVISIBLE, WHY

DO THEY STAND OUT SO MUCH?

WHY DO YOU FIND YOURSELF

REACHING OUT TO THEM?

WHEN YOU HEAR GOD'S

VOICE, YOU CAN CLOSE THE

REALITY GOD BETWEEN HEAVEN

AND EARTH.

MEANING THERE ARE THINGS

GOD WANTS TO DO.

HE TALKS ABOUT LOVING THE

POOR, LOVING PEOPLE WHO NO

ONE ELSE SEES, LOVING THE

FOREIGNER.

THAT'S OUR CHRISTIAN

MANDATE TO DO.

BUT WHEN YOU HEAR GOD'S

VOICE, YOU CAN ACTUALLY BE

A RESTORATION THAT NO

NATURAL PROCESS CAN BRING,

OR A MOMENT IN TIME THAT

CAN LEAD THEM TO A

BREAKTHROUGH MOMENT TO

SAY, GOD IS WITH ME AND HE

LOVES ME.

IT CAN BE A REAL TURNING

POINT, EVEN IF IT STILL

TAKES A LIFETIME TO

OVERCOME.

FOR ME, YOU CAN'T HEAR

GOD'S HEART WITHOUT HAVING

COMPASSION.

Efrem: FROM THE LEAST

OF THESE, TO HOLLYWOOD'S

RICH AND FAMOUS.

I HEARD WHEN I FIRST

CAME HERE, SHAWN, I'M

HOMELESS IN HOLLYWOOD.

WHAT YOU BUILD ME A HOME?

Efrem: THAT CALL

CONTRADICTS THE POPULAR

NOTION THAT HOLLYWOOD IS

GODLESS.

I THINK THERE IS NOT

THE SAME MORAL COMPASS.

AND MORALITY IS A VIRTUE,

AND YOU'VE GOT TO PURSUE

IT.

WE EXPECT THEM TO HAVE THE

MORAL INFLUENCE AS WELL,

AND THEY MAY NEVER HAVE

HAD A MORAL COMPASS IN

THEIR LIFE.

AND WE PUT THIS

EXPECTATION ON THEM, WHERE

YOU'RE LEADING SOCIETY, SO

YOU BETTER BE OKAY IN ALL

OF THESE AREAS.

AND WHEN THEY'RE NOT, WE

JUDGE THEM.

AND WE ASKED HOW MANY ARE

WORKING IN THE STUDIOS

BECAUSE GOD SENT YOU

THERE, AND 18,000 PEOPLE

SAID THEY WERE THERE

BECAUSE GOD SENT THEM

THERE.

WE WORK WITH MAKEUP

ARTISTS AND

SINGER-SONGWRITERS AND

SINGERS, AND WRITERS, AND

THEY'RE ALWAYS INVOLVED

WITH THEIR FAITH, DOING

THINGS THAT ARE SO

PROFOUND.

AND THEN YOU HAVE ONE WHO

IS AN AC ACADEMY-AWARD

WINNER WHO HAS SEVEN

GIRLFRIENDS, AND WE BASE

THEM ALL ON THAT.

Efrem: SHAWN SHOWED

ME AROUND THE PLACE WHERE

COUNTLESS MOVIES HAVE BEEN

SHOT, INCLUDING SCENES

FROM "BATMAN" WITH MICHAEL

KEATON.

MARILYN MONROE ALSO SPENT

TIME ON THE PROPERTY,

WHERE HER POSTAGE STAMP

PHOTO WAS LIKELY TAKEN.

THESE DAYS THE ONLY

SNAPSHOTS ARE OF SHAWN,

HIS WIFE, AND TWO YOUNG

DAUGHTERS.

BUT IT IS HOME BASE AS HE

WORKS TO CONNECT HOLLYWOOD

AND HEAVEN.

THE AVERAGE PERSON

LASTS ONLY TWO YEARS IN

HOLLYWOOD AND THEN THEY GO

HOME BECAUSE OF HOW HARD

IT IS.

WHEN WE CAME HERE, I

DIDN'T REALLY KNOW -- I

KNEW THERE WERE PEOPLE AND

I WANTED TO LOVE THEM.

SO WE BUILT A CHURCH.

IT IS A BEAUTIFUL CHURCH.

THESE DAYS WE'RE MOSTLY

WORKING WITH PEOPLE TO

FIND THEIR EMPOWERMENT AND

WHO THEY REALLY ARE.

SO BEFORE THEY COME INTO

THEIR FULLNESS, THEY CAN

HAVE A GREAT SENSE OF

SELF-CONNECTION AND GOD

CONNECTION SO THEY DON'T

MAKE THE SAME MISTAKES.

AND WE HAVE A LOT OF

OLDER, SEASONED PEOPLE,

HELPING TO POUR INTO THAT.

IT IS A BEAUTIFUL PROCESS

TO WATCH.

Efrem: EFREM GRAHAM,

CBN NEWS, LOS ANGELES,

CALIFORNIA.

Wendy: THAT'S A GREAT

STORY.

THANKS, EFREM.

FOR MORE STORIES LIKE

THESE, BE SURE TO FOLLOW

US ON cbnnews.com.

AND FOLLOW ME ON TWITTER.

WENDY G. CBN.

Wendy: FINALLY THIS

WEEK, ISRAEL REACTED

ANGERLY TO THE UNESCO

DECISION THAT DECLARED THE

CAVE OF THE PATRIARCHS A

PALESTINIAN SITE IN

DANGER.

AS CHRIS MITCHELL REPORTS,

THE DECISION IGNORES THE

BIBLE AND 4,000 YEARS OF

JEWISH HISTORY.

Chris: ISRAELI PRIME

MINISTER BENJAMIN

NETANYAHU READ FROM THE

BOOK OF GENESIS AT THE

WEEKLY CABINET MEETING.

Through Translator:

THE CONNECTION BETWEEN THE

JEWISH PEOPLE AND HEBRON

AND THE TOMB OF THE

PATRIARCHS IS ONE OF

PURCHASE AND OF HISTORY,

WHICH MAY BE WITHOUT

PARALLEL IN THE HISTORY OF

PEOPLES.

Chris: THE TOMB OF

THE PATRIARCH HERE IN

HEBRON GOES BACK TO THE

BOOK OF GENESIS.

THE BIBLE SAYS THAT

ABRAHAM BOUGHT THIS FIELD

FOR 400 SHEKELS AND THEN

BURIED HIS WIFE, SARAH, IN

THE CAVE OF THE FIELD OF

MACPELLA.

ABRAHAM, ISAAC, AND JACOB

AND THEIR WIVES WERE

BURIED THERE MORE THAN

2,000 YEARS BEFORE ISLAM

WAS FOUNDED.

[SPEAKING A FOREIGN

LANGUAGE]

Through Translator:

OF COURSE, IT DID NOT

PREVENT THE UNESCO WORLD

HERITAGE COMMITTEE LAST

FRIDAY FROM PASSING

ANOTHER DELUSIONAL

RESOLUTION, THAT

DETERMINED THAT THE TOMB

OF THE PATRIARCHS IS A

PALESTINIAN HERITAGE SITE.

Chris: FOLLOWING THE

RESOLUTION, NETANYAHU SAID

ISRAEL WOULD CUT

$1 MILLION FROM ITS U.N.

DUES, AND USE IT INSTEAD

TO ESTABLISH A JEWISH

HERITAGE MUSICIAN IN

HEBRON.

I THINK THAT THE CLAIMS

THAT THE SITE IS UNDER

DANGER ARE BASELESS.

Chris: HE IS A

WRITER.

THEY CLAIM THE

OWNERSHIP OF SOVEREIGNTY

OVER THE CAVE OF THE

PATRIARCHS, AND ALSO ON

HEBRON.

AND THE OTHER ONE IS JUST

TO PREVENT ISRAELIS FROM

TAKING OVER MORE SPACE ON

THE SITE.

Chris: KING HAROD

BUILT THE STRUCTURE OVER

THE CAVE 2,000 YEARS AGO.

YOU CAN TELL BY THE UNIQUE

ARCHITECTURAL STYLE.

1200 YEARS LATER, THE

MUSLIM CONQUERORS MODIFIED

THE STRUCTURE AND ADDED

THE MINUETTES.

AND THEY NOW CONSIDER IT A

MOSQUE, AND PALESTINIANS

SAY IT IS IN DANGER.

UNDER ISRAEL'S AUTHORITY,

JEWS, CHRISTIANS, MUSLIMS

AND ANYONE ELSE CAN PRAY

AT THE SITE.

BUT HEBRON'S DEPUTY MAYOR

SAYS HE WOULD CHANGE THAT

IF HE COULD.

[SPEAKING A FOREIGN

LANGUAGE]

Through Translator:

IT IS A PURE MUSLIM

MOSQUE.

IT IS A PLACE FOR MUSLIM

WORSHIPPERS, AND WE WOULD

DO ALL OUR EFFORTS AND

EVERYTHING WE CAN IN ORDER

TO RETURN THIS PLACE TO

BEING A MOSQUE FOR MUSLIM

PRAYERS ONLY.

Chris: SOME BELIEVE

THE UNESCO VOTE IS JUST

ONE MORE BATTLE FRONT IN A

CAMPAIGN TO ERASE ANY JEWS

TIES TO THE LAND OF THE

BIBLE.

CHRIS MITCHELL, CBN NEWS,

TOO MANY OF THE

PATRIARCHS, HEBRON.

Wendy: THANKS SO

MUCH, CHRIS.

AND THANK YOU FOR JOINING

US THIS WEEK.

UNTIL NEXT WEEK, FROM ALL

OF US HERE AT "CHRISTIAN

WORLD NEWS," HAVE A GREAT

WEEK.

GOOD-BYE AND GOD BLESS

YOU.

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