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CBN NewsWatch: July 18, 2017

On CBN Newswatch, July 18: GOP health care bill dead after two more Republicans bail, so now what?; One-of-a-kind aquarium comes to Jerusalem, and more. Read Transcript


Efrem: THANK YOU FOR

JOINING US FOR CBN

"NEWSWATCH."

I'M EFREM GRAHAM.

THE LATEST REPUBLICAN

EFFORT TO REPEAL AND

REPLACE OBAMACARE

COLLAPSED MONDAY.

WHEN TWO MORE REPUBLICAN

SENATORS ANNOUNCED THEY

WERE NOT SUPPORTING THE

BILL.

THAT MEANS THERE ARE NOT

ENOUGH VOTES TO PASS IT.

CHARLENE AARON THAT IS HAS THIS

STORY.

TWO SENATORS SAID THEY

WOULD VOTE KNOW IN A

CRUCIAL VOTE THAT HAD BEEN

EXPECTED AS SOON AS NEXT

WEEK.

MORAN SAID, "WE SHOULD NOT

PUT OUR STAMP APPROVAL ON

BAD POLICY."

THE BILL NEEDED 50 OF THE

52 REPUBLICANS.

BUT WITH A TOTAL OF FOUR

REPUBLICAN SENATORS

DECLARING THEIR NO VOTES,

THE BILL APPEARS TO BE

DEAD ON ARRIVAL.

JOHN KORONKJOHN CORNYN SAID IF THE

BILL DOES NOT WORK,

THEY'LL KEEP TRYING.

AT SOME POINT, IF THE

DEMOCRATS WON'T

PARTICIPATE IN THE

PROCESS, WE'RE GOING TO

HAVE TO COME UP WITH A

DIFFERENT PLAN.

Charlene: FOR NOW IT

APPEARS THAT DIFFERENT

PLAN WILL BE TRYING TO GET

RID OF OBAMACARE NOW AND

WORKING ON A REPLACEMENT

THAT WOULD COME LATER.

MITCHELL McCONNELL SAID

IN A STATEMENT LATE

MONDAY, "IN THE COMING

DAYS, THE SENATE WILL VOTE

TO TAKE UP A REPEAL OF

OBAMACARE WITH A TWO-YEAR

DELAY TO PROVIDE FOR A

STABLE TRANSITION PERIOD

TO A PATIENT-CENTERED

HEALTH CARE SYSTEM THAT

GIVES AMERICANS ACCESS TO

QUALITY, AFFORDABLE HEALTH

CARE."

IN A LATE-NIGHT TWEET,

PRESIDENT TRUMP ECHOED

THAT SENTIMENT, AGAIN

CALLING ON REPUBLICANS TO

JUST REPEAL FAILING

OBAMACARE NOW AND WORK ON

A NEW HEALTH CARE PLAN

THAT WILL START FROM A

CLEAN SLATE.

DEMS WILL JOIN IN.

BUT A STRAIGHT REPEAL OF

OBAMACARE COULD ALSO HAVE

A TOUGH TIME PASSING THE

SENATE, AND WOULD ALSO

HAVE TO GET THROUGH THE

HOUSE BEFORE IT WENT TO

PRESIDENT TRUMP.

THE FAILURE ALSO AFFECTS

THE PRESIDENT'S TAX-CUT

PLANS TO STRENGTHEN THE

ECONOMY BECAUSE THE WHITE

HOUSE AND REPUBLICANS HAD

HOPED TO USE THE SAVINGS

FROM REPEALING OBAMACARE

TO HELP GET TAX CUTS FOR

INDIVIDUALS AND BUSINESSES

THROUGH CONGRESS.

CHARLENE AARON, CBN NEWS.

Efrem: THE TRUMP

ADMINISTRATION SAYS IRAN

IS TECHNICALLY IN

COMPLIANCE WITH THE 2015

NUCLEAR AGREEMENT, BUT

THAT COUNTRY IS, QUOTE,

"UNQUESTIONABLY IN DEFAULT

OF THE SPIRIT OF THE

DEAL."

THE WHITE HOUSE SAYS IT

WILL EXTEND SANCTIONS

RELIEF FOR TEHRAN, BUT

PLANS TO IMPOSE NEW

SANCTIONS FOR NON-NUCLEAR

ACTIVITIES, INCLUDING THE

DEVELOPMENT OF BALLISTIC

MISSILES AND SUPPORTING

TERRORISM.

BOTH PRESIDENT TRUMP AND

REX TILLERSON BELIEVE IRAN

REMAINS ONE OF THE MOST

DANGEROUS THREATS TO U.S.

INTERESTS AND TO REGIONAL

STABILITY.

> THOUSANDS OF

EVANGELICAL CHRISTIANS

GATHERED IN WASHINGTON,

D.C. TO SUPPORT AND DEFEND

THE JEWISH STATE.

CBN'S NATIONAL SECURITY

CORRESPONDENT ERIC

GONZALES HAS MORE FROM THE

12th ANNUAL "CHRISTIANS

UNITED FOR ISRAEL"

WASHINGTON SUMMIT.

PRESIDENT TRUMP AND I

WILL STAND WITH ISRAEL

ALWAYS, OF THAT YOU MAY BE

ASSURED.

[APPLAUSE]

Reporter: VICE

PRESIDENT MIKE PENCE

PROMISED A CROWD OF MORE

THAN 5,000 AT THE

"CHRISTIANS UNITED FOR

ISRAEL" SUMMIT THAT THE

U.S. EMBASSY IN ISRAEL

WILL BE MOVED FROM TEL

AVIV TO JERUSALEM.

IT IS NOT A QUESTION OF

IF.

IT IS ONLY WHEN.

Reporter: THAT'S

WELCOME NEWS TO JOHN HAGUE

IN A CUFI MEMBERS OF MORE

THAN FIVE MILLION.

HE BROUGHT THE CROWD TO

HIS FEET WHEN HE SAID

ISRAEL IS NOT AN OCCUPIED

TERRITORY.

THE PALESTINIANS HAVE

NO CLAIM TO JERUSALEM.

IT BELONGS TO THE JEWISH

PEOPLE.

Reporter: MANY OF

THOSE IN ATTENDANCE SAY IT

IS NOT JUST ABOUT BEING

POLITICALLY CORRECT, BUT

IT IS ABOUT BEING RIGHT

WITH GOD AND DEFENDING

ISRAEL.

MANY SAY THE SUMMIT ALLOWS

THEM TO BE EDUCATED TO BE

ABLE TO GO BACK HOME AND

DEFEND ISRAEL.

EVERYBODY IS ON THE

SAME PAGE.

EVERYBODY IS WORKING

TOWARDS THE UNITY AND THE

SCRIPTURE TELLS US TO PRAY

FOR THE PEACE OF

JERUSALEM.

Reporter: CBN'S EMILY

JONES HIGHLIGHTED THE

ANTI-SEMITISM TAKING PLACE

AGAINST JEWS ON COLLEGE

CAMPUSES.

WHAT IS SO DISGUSTING

IS WHAT WAS ONCE REVILED

AS BLATENT ANTI-SEMITISM

IS NOW CALLED THE NEW

SOCIAL JUSTICE MOVEMENT.

ACCEPT THIEXCEPT THIS TIME THERE ARE

NO SAFE PLACES FOR JUNE.

Reporter: THE VICE

PRESIDENT ENDED IT SPEECH

BY QUOTING GER JEREMIAH 10: 11

AND SAID THE BEST DAYS ARE

YET TO COME.

Efrem: EMERGENCY

CREWS HAVE IDENTIFIED THE

14 PEOPLE CAUGHT IN A

FLASHFLOOD.

ONE MAN REMAINS MISSING.

A GROUP FROM PHOENIX MET

SATURDAY AT THE SWIMMING

HOLE, BUT AN INTENSE

THUNDERSTORM CAUGHT MANY

BY SURPRISE.

SOME OF THE VICTIMS LOST

IN THE FLOOD WERE MEMBERS

OF THE GARNICA FAMILY.

Reporter: IT IS

SOMETHING WE WISH WAS A

DREAM, SOMETHING WE COULD

WAKE UP FROM, AND KNOW

THEY ARE ALIVE, BUT WE

KNOW THEY ARE NOT.

Efrem: RESCUE WORKERS

HAVE STOPPED THEIR SEARCH

FOR THAT MISSING MAN.

> HERE TO COME ON CBN

"NEWSWATCH," SEE HOW A

VACANT HOSPITAL HAS BEEN

TRANSFORMED INTO HOUSING

FOR THE HOMELESS.

AND MEET ONE FAMILY WHO IS

CALLING IT A PLACE OF

REFUGE.

Efrem: IT WAS ONCE A

HOSPITAL IN KANSAS CITY,

MISSOURI.

NOW IT IS HOME TO FAMILIES

WHO USED TO LIVE IN PAY BY

THE WEEK MOTELS.

IT IS ALSO THE VISION OF A

PASTOR WHO WANTED TO SHOW

LOVE TO HIS COMMUNITY IN A

TANGIBLE WAY.

CHARLENE AARON FIRST

BROUGHT US THIS STORY MORE

THAN SEVEN YEARS AGO, WHEN

THE MINISTRY GOT ITS

START.

SHE RETURNS NOW TO KANSAS

CITY TO GIVE US AN UPDATE

ON "THE RIVER OF REFUGE."

Charlene: MARIO GLENN

IS ENJOYING RAISING HIS

SEVEN CHILDREN FROM THE

COMFORT OF HIS NEW FOUR

BEDROOM APARTMENT.

A BIG CHANGE FROM WHERE

THE SINGLE DAD AND HIS

KIDS ONCE LIVED AFTER

LOSING THEIR HOME.

WE ENDED UP MOVING IN

WITH A FRIEND, IN A ONE

BEDROOM APARTMENT.

Charlene: MARIO'S

FAMILY IS ONE OF SEVERAL

WHO LIVES HERE AT THE

"RIVER OF REFUGE."

IT IS ALL PART OF A VISION

TO HELP THE CITY'S

HOMELESS HAVE A SAFE AND

COMFORTABLE PLACE TO CALL

HOME.

PASTOR JOHN WYLIE IS THE

MOTIVATING FORCE BEHIND

THE PROGRAM.

IN 2009 HE TOLD CBN NEWS

OF HIS DREAM TO TURN THE

VACANT PARK LANE HOSPITAL

INTO TRANSITIONAL HOUSING

FOR THE HOMELESS.

IT IS A PLACE OF

REFUGE, WHERE THEY CAN GET

HEALED WITH DIGNITY, AND

MOVE OUT WITH THEIR OWN

MONEY.

[CHEERING]

Charlene: THAT DREAM

RECENTLY BECAME A REALITY

WHEN THE FIRST FAMILIES

MOVED IN.

WELL, IT FEELS GREAT.

IT IS SURREAL.

SEVEN YEARS OF BELIEVING

THAT THIS WAS POSSIBLE.

WE HAD HELPED HUNDREDS OF

HUNDREDS OF FAMILIES OVER

SEVEN YEARS, BUT WE

COULDN'T BRING THEM HERE

AND GIVE THEM A

TRANSITIONAL PLACE.

BUT NOW WE CAN.

HERE WE ARE IN A FORMER

150,000 SQUARE FOOT

HOSPITAL DEDICATED TO

FAMILIES THAT ARE LIVING

IN HOMELESSNESS.

Charlene: WYLIE SAYS

THE JOURNEY HAS BEEN LONG

AND HARD BUT WORTH IT.

THERE WERE MANY NIGHTS

WHERE HALF WAY THROUGH

THIS PROJECT I WOULD WAKE

UP IN THE MIDDLE OF THE

NIGHT THINKING, WHAT HAVE

I DONE?

BECAUSE WE HAD SO MANY

OBSTACLES THAT SEEMED TO

BE IN THE WAY.

BUT AFTER SEVEN YEARS,

I'VE WATCHED OBSTACLE

AFTER OBSTACLE BECOME

RELIEVED.

SO WHAT IT HAS DONE FOR ME

PERSONALLY IS, IT HAS

CHANGED MY THINKING.

AND LOVE COMPELLED ME TO

NOT WALK AWAY AND TO NOT

GIVE UP.

Charlene: FAMILIES

HERE LIVE RENT AND

UTILITY-FREE DURING THEIR

ENTIRE STAY AS A TEAM OF

CASE WORKERS PROVIDE THEM

FINANCIAL COUNSELLING.

WHILE LEARNING TO BREAK

THE CYCLE OF HOMELESSNESS,

THEY CAN ALSO SAVE MONEY

AND PAY OFF DEBT.

AN ONSITE PANTRY ALLOWS

THE FAMILIES TO RESTOCK

THEIR KITCHENS.

AND THERE IS A USED

CLOTHING STORE.

THE PROGRAM DIRECTOR SAYS

RISING UNEMPLOYMENT AND

UTILITY COSTS HAVE FORCED

MANY FAMILIES OUT OF THEIR

HOMES, CREATING DEMAND FOR

PROGRAMS LIKE THIS.

THE FIRST 24 HOURS, I

HAD CLOSE TO 30 PEOPLE

CALLING FOR HELP.

AND WE STILL GET ON

AVERAGE PROBABLY 20 PEOPLE

A WEEK ASKING FOR HELP.

THIS MORNING, SOME PEOPLE

CALLED AND ASKED ME.

Charlene: MICHELLE

ROBINSON MOVED HERE FROM

FLORIDA WITH HER HUSBAND

AND TO SMALL CHILDREN.

SOON AFTER ARRIVING, HER

HUSBAND'S JOB FELL

THROUGH.

AND THEY GAVE THEM A

LIFELINE.

WE WERE LIVING IN A

HOTEL.

AND IT WAS A MATTER OF A

WEEK AND WE WERE GOING TO

BE IN OUR VAN.

SO IT WAS BY THE GRACE OF

GOD THAT I FOUND THIS

PLACE.

AND WE WERE ABLE TO MOVE

IN HERE AND HAVE A ROOF

OVER OUR HEAD.

Charlene: MARIO

ADMITS THAT HE INITIALLY

FELT SKEPTICAL ABOUT THE

ORGANIZATION.

I DIDN'T EVEN BELIEVE

IT WAS REAL.

WHEN I GOT IN HERE, I WAS

JUST SITTING AROUND

WAITING ON, LIKE, OKAY,

WHAT'S THE CATCH.

THERE IS ALWAYS A CATCH.

BUT THERE WASN'T A CATCH

HERE.

THEY GENERALLY WANT TO SEE

PEOPLE DO BETTER.

Charlene: FOR THAT,

HIS CHILDREN ARE BEYOND

GRATEFUL.

MOST OF ALL, THERE IS

NOT A WEIGHT ON MY DADDY.

BECAUSE BEFORE HE HAD TO

PAY THE RENT, AND HERE YOU

DON'T HAVE TO PAY RENT,

BUT YOU HAVE TO SAVE UP

MONEY FOR YOUR NEXT HOUSE.

I WANT TO THANK THEM FOR

WHAT THEY HAVE HELPED US

WITH.

Charlene: WYLIE MAKES

IT CLEAR, HE DIDN'T DO

THIS ALONE.

SO MUCH HAD HAPPENED,

WHERE I HAD THE IDEA OF

DOING THIS, BUT REALLY IT

IS NOT ABOUT ME.

IT'S ABOUT ALL OF THE

PEOPLE WHO HAVE DONATED.

WE HAD ONE COMPANY DONATE

$ 1.2 MILLION, ALL OF THE

MATERIALS AND ALL OF THE

LABOR.

ANOTHER COMPANY CAME AND

GAVE $300,000 DOLLARS TO

BUILD OUT THE 11-UNIT.

THE UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS,

MISSOURI, GAVE US

DONATIONS THE FIRST WEEK

WE OPENED.

Charlene: WHEN GORDON

ROBERTSON SAW WYLIE'S

STORY ON "THE 700 CLUB,"

HE INVITED HIM TO CBN TO

LEARN MORE ABOUT THE

PROJECT.

WYLIE LEFT WITH

ENCOURAGEMENT AND THE

LARGEST DONATION "RIVER OF

REFUGE" HAD RECEIVED AT

THAT TIME.

IT GREW AND GREW AND

GREW, AND IT HAS GROWN TO

HELP MILLIONS.

WHEN I THINK ABOUT THE

FAMILIES LIVING HERE NOW,

THE HUNDREDS OF CHILDREN,

AND THE FAMILIES THAT BE

TOUCHED FOR DECADES TO

COME, WILL ALL BE HELPED

BECAUSE OF THE GENEROSITY

OF CBN.

Charlene: MEANWHILE,

WYLIE SHARES THIS

ENCOURAGEMENT FOR PASTORS

ACROSS THE COUNTRY...

YOU DON'T NEED A LOT OF

MONEY OR A BIG BUILDING.

WHAT YOU HAVE IS THE MOST

UNCREDIBLE GIFT: LOVE.

LOVE ATTRACTS A CROWD.

THERE ARE MOTEL FAMILIES

IN EVERY CITY AND EVERY

MUNICIPALITY, AND I

CHALLENGE MY FRIENDS TO GO

FIND A MOTEL FAMILY, AND

DON'T TRY TO FIX ALL THEIR

PROBLEMS.

JUST BECOME THEIR FRIENDS.

ASK THEM WHAT THEY NEED.

OPEN YOUR LIVING ROOMS.

OPEN YOUR CHECKBOOKS.

LOVE WINS.

Charlene: CHARLENE

AARON, CBN NEWS, KANSAS

CITY, MISSOURI.

Efrem: UP NEXT, A

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA PASTOR

WHO OPENS HIS DOOR TO THE

HOMELESS AND HOLLYWOOD'S

ELITE.

MEET AUTHOR AND TV HOST

SHAWN BOLZ, WHEN WE

Efrem: SHAWN BOLZ IS

AN AUTHOR, PRODUCER, AND

TELEVISION HOST WITH A

PROPHETIC GIFT, AND HE IS

USING IT TO CONNECT

HOLLYWOOD TO HEAVEN.

IS THERE A JUSTIN AND

STEPHANIE?

YOU ALL KNOW JUSTIN AND

STEPHANIE -- OH, YOU'RE

HERE FOR REAL, THANK YOU.

Efrem: SHAWN BOLZ

BEGINS WITH JUST A FEW

WORDS.

I SEE 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.

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, EVERY AT

ONCE, AND YET HE WANTS A

RELATIONSHIP WITH US AND

BE HERE AND NOW.

AND THE GOD OF ALL THE

UNIVERSE IS LOOKING AT 7

POINT WHATEVER BILLION

PEOPLE, AND HE SAYS, I

VALUE YOU.

YOU REALLY ARE MINE.

WHAT IS IMPORTANT TO YOU

IS EVEN MORE IMPORTANT TO

ME.

Efrem: HERE IN

HOLLYWOOD, SHAWN WALKS RED

CARPETS AND PRAYS WITH

CELEBRITIES, LIKE DIRECTOR

MEL GIBSON, SHAUN

ALEXANDER, AND FILM AND

TELEVISION LEGEND PAT

BOONE.

AND HE IS A BEST-SELLING

AUTHOR, HOST OF "DREAMS

AND MYSTERIES," ON THE DAY

NETWORK, AND TRAVELS THE

WORLD SHARING WISDOM ABOUT

HOW ANYONE CAN HEAR THE

VOICE OF JOB.

10 YEARS AGO, HE AND HIS

WIFE STARTED "EXPRESSIONS

58."

WHILE THE LOS ANGELES

CHURCH IS OPEN TO ALL, IT

ATTRACTS TWO VERY

DIFFERENT GROUPS OF

PEOPLE: THE HOMELESS AND

HOLLYWOOD ENTERTAINERS.

> THOSE ON THE STREET

WHO ARE HOMELESS,

PROSTITUTES, ABANDONED, TO

THE REST OF THE WORLD

INVISIBLE, WHY DO THOSE

PEOPLE STAND OUT AND TOUCH

YOUR HEART SO MUCH?

WHY DO YOU FIND YOURSELF

REACHING OUT TO THEM WITH

THE PROPHETIC?

I THINK WHAT I LOVE

ABOUT HEARING GOD'S VOICE,

BECAUSE WHEN HEAR GOD'S

VOICE, YOU CAN BRIDGE THE

GAP.

HE TALKS ABOUT LOVING THE

FOREIGNER, LOVING THOSE

WHO NO ONE ELSE SEES, AND

THAT'S OUR MANDATE AS

CHRISTIANS.

BUT WHEN YOU HEAR GOD'S

VOICE, YOU CAN BRING A

RESTORATION THAT NO

NATURAL PROCESS CAN BRING,

OR A MOMENT IN TIME THAT

CAN LEAD THEM TO AN AH-HAH

MOMENT TO SAY, GOD LOVES

ME AND HE IS WITH ME E.

ME.

FOR ME, YOU CAN'T HEAR

GOD'S HEART WITHOUT HAVING

COMPASSION.

Efrem: FROM THE LEAST

OF HE'S TO HOLLYWOOD'S

RICH AND FAMOUS.

I HEARD, WHEN I FIRST

CAME HERE, SHAWN, I'M

HOMELESS IN HOLLYWOOD.

WILL YOU BUILD ME A HOME?

Efrem: THAT CALL

CONTRADICTS THE POPULAR

NOTION THAT HOLLYWOOD IS

GODLESS.

HOLLYWOOD IS A

SPIRITUAL PLACE, BUT I

THINK THERE IS NOT THE

SAME MORAL COMPASS.

A LOT OF PEOPLE WHO COME

INTO LEADERSHIP INFLUENCE

BECAUSE OF THEIR TALENT

AND THEIR GIFTING, WE

EXPECT THEM TO HAVE THE

MORAL INFLUENCE AS WELL.

THEY MAY NEVER HAD HAD A

MORAL COMPASS IN THEIR

LIFE.

AND WE PUT THIS

EXPECTATION ON THEM THAT

YOU'RE LEADING THE

SOCIETY, SO YOU BETTER BE

OKAY IN ALL OF THESE

AREAS.

AND WHEN THEY'RE NOT, WE

JUDGE THEM.

WE DID A SURVEY, AND WE

SAID HOW MANY ARE HERE IN

THE STUDIOS BECAUSE GOD

SENT THEM THERE, AND

18,000 SAID THEY WERE.

AND WE'RE INVOLVED WITH

SINGERS AND SONGWRITERS

AND ACTORS AND MANAGERS,

AND THEY'RE INVOLVED WITH

THEIR FAITH.

AND THEN YOU HAVE ONE

PERSON WHO CLAIMS TO BE A

CHRISTIAN AND HAS WON AN

ACADEMY AWARD AND THEY

HAVE SEVEN GIRLFRIENDS AT

THE SAME TIME, AND WE

JUDGE ALL OF HOLLYWOOD BY

THAT.

IT'S REALLY SAD.

WE LOOK AT WHAT PEOPLE ARE

DOING AND WE GO, OKAY,

THAT'S WHAT HOLLYWOOD IS

LIKE THEN, AND IT IS NOT

TRUE.

Efrem: SHAWN'S NEW

HOME IS IN THE HEART OF

STUDIO CITY.

HE 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 PICTURE WAS

PROBABLY TAKEN.

THIS IS HOME BASE AS HE

WORKS TO CONNECT HOLLYWOOD

AND HEAVEN.

THE AVERAGE PERSON ONLY

LASTS TWO YEARS IN

HOLLYWOOD, PEE PURSUING THEIR

DREAM, AND THEY GO HOME.

IF THEY LAST MORE THAN TWO

YEARS, THERE IS BAGGAGE

BECAUSE OF HOW HARD IT IS

HERE.

WHEN I CAME HERE, ALL I

KNEW WAS THE PEOPLE AND

LOVING THEM, BUT I DIDN'T

KNOW HOW TO BUILD A

STRUCTURE.

WE BUILT A CHURCH AND IT'S

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: ISRAEL IS

BECOMING KNOWN NOT JUST AS

THE LAND OF THE BIBLE, BUT

AS A PLACE OF INNOVATION

AND TECHNOLOGY.

IT HAS A BIBLICAL ZOO, AND

NOW JERUSALEM IS OPENING

THE FIRST AQUARIUM OF ITS

KIND IN THE MIDDLE EAST.

CBN MIDDLE EAST

CORRESPONDENT JULIE STAAL

REPORTS IT PROMISES TO

TELL ISRAEL'S WATER STORY.

Julie: THIS TUNNEL

UNDER THE MEDITERRANEAN

SEA EXHIBIT IS BOUND TO BE

ONE OF THE MAIN

ATTRACTIONS AT THE NEW

GOTESMAN FAMILY ISRAEL

FAMILY AQUARIUM.

THIS WILL HOLD SHARKS AND

OTHER FISH FROM THE

MEDITERRANEAN SEA.

WE EMPHASIZE ONLY ONE

ISSUE: THE LOCAL HABITAT.

WE WILL DEAL ONLY WITH THE

RED SEA AND THE SEA OF

GALILEE.

Reporter: THE

AQUARIUM C.E.O., SHY

JEROME, SAID ONE OF THE

MAIN THRUSTS IS TO RAISE

AWARENESS ABOUT WILDLIFE

PRESERVATION IN THE SEA.

IT IS LOOKING AT

FISHING, OIL,

TRANSPORTATION, SECURITY.

WE NEED TO START AS

ISRAELIS AND DO IT FOR ALL

OF THE WORLD.

THIS SEA, THIS OCEAN, IS

AN HABITAT.

Reporter: THE

AQUARIUM HAS SOMETHING FOR

EVERYONE.

LIKE THIS INTERACTIVE

POP-UP, WHICH PUTS YOU IN

THE MIDDLE OF THE RED SEA,

CORAL SEA, SURROUNDED BY

FISH.

THIS IS THE FISH WE

HAVE RAISED IN THE RED

SEA.

Reporter: IN OTHER

PLACES, VISITORS HAVE TO

SEARCH FOR THE TREASURES.

IT IS, AGAIN, PART OF

THE NEW TREND OF VISITING

ZOOS AND AQUARIUMS.

NOT EVERYTHING YOU SEE

IMMEDIATELY.

IT IS DISCOVERING.

Reporter: IN A

PRE-OPENING TOUR, CBN NEWS

WAS GIVEN A

BEHIND-THE-SCENES LOOK AT

THE CORE OF THE AQUARIUM,

AND THE RESEARCH AND

BREEDING CENTER.

WE ARE ABOVE THE BIG

TANK.

THIS IS THE ACCESS FOR THE

DIVERS TO COME AND TO TAKE

THE DAILY WALK.

Reporter: THE PATH

ENDS AT WHAT IS CALLED THE

"COMMITMENT ROOM."

THEIR VISITORS ARE URGED

TO PROTECT SEA LIFE BY

PROMISING NOT TO DRIVE

FOUR BY FOURS ALONG THE

SHORE.

AND NOT TO TAKE PLASTIC

BAGS TO THE BEACH.

WE FIND WHALES OR SEA

TURTLES, AND WE OPEN THE

STOMACH, AND WE SEE WHITE

PLASTIC BAGS.

NOT TASTY.

Reporter: EVEN THOUGH

THERE ARE GREAT AQUARIUMS

AROUND THE WORLD, JEROME

SAYS THIS ONE HAS

SOMETHING SPECIAL.

THIS VIEW IS PART OF

THE EXPERIENCE.

THIS VIEW IS UNIQUE ONLY

TO JERUSALEM.

Reporter: JULIE

STAAL, CBN NEWS, THE

ISRAEL AQUARIUM,

JERUSALEM.

Efrem: TIME NOW FOR

YOUR TUESDAY TWEETABLE.

CONSIDER THIS: GOD OFTEN

SPEAKS IN THE STILLNESS

AND THE QUIET OF THE DAY.

SO HOW CAN YOU TRULY HEAR

HIM IF YOU ARE NEVER

SILENT AND LISTENING.

AND THE KEY HERE IS TO BE

SILENT AND LISTENING.

YOU NEED TO DO BOTH OF

THEM.

WITH THAT WORD, MAKE THIS

A TERRIFIC TUESDAY.

> THAT IS GOING TO DO IT

FOR THIS EDITION OF CBN

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