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CBN NewsWatch: August 21, 2017

On CBN Newswatch, Aug. 21: A search and rescue mission is underway for ten U.S. Sailors missing after a Navy guided missile destroyer collided with a merchant ship;fallout continues over President Trump's response to the violence in ... Read Transcript


Efrem: THANK YOU FOR

JOINING US FOR

CBN NEWSWATCH.

I'M EFREM GRAHAM. TODAY

BROUGHT A

SEARCH AND RESCUE MISSION

AFTER A

NAVY DESTROYER COLLIDED WITH

A

MERCHANT SHIP. SEE HOW IT

LEFT A HOLE

TO THE REAR SIDE AND CAUSED

FLOODING

TO THE COMPARTMENTS. THIS

HAPPENED IN

THE MALAYSIAN WATERS.

THEY ARE IN THIS MISSION.

ONE IS IN TREATMENT.

PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP

AND JOHN

McCAIN TWEETED ASKING FOR

PRAYERS FOR

THE SAILORS.

IT'S THE SECOND ACCIDENT

INVOLVED IN

THE PACIFIC IN 2 MONTHS. TWO

DIED IN

THE FITZGERALD AND IN JAPAN.

AS A NEW POLL SHOWS

TRUMP'S

POPULARITY IS SHOWING THAT

IS GOING

DOWN FROM THE TOP. CAN THE

WHITE

HOUSE TURN THIS AROUND.

SUPPORT THAT WHILE

AMERICAN PEOPLE

ARE TAKING A HIT.

THOUSANDS GATHERED TO

DENOUNCE

BIGOTRY AND HATRED.

I THINK THERE IS BLAME ON

BOTH

SIDES.

IT'S VERY DIFFICULT FOR

THIS

PRESIDENT TO LEAD AFTER

MORAL

AUTHORITY IS COMPROMISED.

HE HAS ASKED TO SIT DOWN

WITH THE

PEOPLE AND TALK ABOUT

RACISM.

WE HAVE A RESPONSIBILITY

AS

LEADERS TO NOT PUT SALT IN

THE WOUNDS

AND HAVE RESPECT TO SAY

LOOK, WE ARE

GOING TO CALL EVIL WHEN IT

IS.

THIS IS CALLING TRUMP

ASKING FOR

THOSE TO BE FORMALLY

REPRIMANDED.

AND SAYING THAT I'M GOING TO

USE THE

CAPITOL TO REMOVE THESE

FLAGS FROM

THE BUILDINGS.

. TOLD THE WASHINGTON POST

THAT NO

ONE PRESIDENT IN HISTORY

HAS BEEN

DIVIDED. THIS SHOWS TRUMP'S

POPULARITY GOING DOWN IN

THREE STATES.

ONLY 33% APPROVE OF HIS

PERFORMANCE.

IN PENNSYLVANIA, 35% JUST

APPROVE.

THOSE CLOSE TO TRUMP ARE

COMING TO

HIS DEFINE AND VOUCHING FOR

HIS

CHARACTER. ON FRIDAY, WE SAT

DOWN

WITH LAURA TRUMP, HIS

DAUGHTER-IN-LAW.

MY FATHER IN LAW IS CLEAR

THAT

THERE IS NO ROOM FOR RACISM

AND

BIGOTRY LIKE WE SAW IN

CHARLOTTESVILLE.

PEOPLE WILL TELL YOU HE

DOESN'T HAVE

A RACIST BONE IN HIS BODY.

WHAT WILL THIS DO FOR

RACISM AND

WHAT WILL IT DO FOR GETTING

ANYTHING

DONE.

LAWMAKERS AND THE AMERICAN

PEOPLE ARE

WAITING TO SEE.

Efrem: THE PRESIDENT IS

BACK AT THE

WHITE HOUSE TODAY FOLLOWING

A 17-DAY

WORKING VACATION.

HIS FIRST ORDER OF BUSINESS

IS A

TELEVISED ADDRESS TODAY

NATION ON HIS

STRATEGIC FORCE -- AND

AFGHANISTAN

AND THAT HE WILL CONTINUE

HIS

COMMITMENT IN AFGHANISTAN.

THERE WERE TWO ATTACKS AT

A BUS

STOP.

POLICE ARRESTED DRIVERS BUT

SAID IT

WAS TOO EARLY TO CALL IT

TERRORISM.

MEANWHILE, THE INVESTIGATION

IS

UNDERWAY ON THE ATTACK IN

BARCELONA.

THE TERRORIST IS SUPPOSED TO

HAVE

WORKED ALONE IN THAT ATTACK.

AS PEOPLE ARE GATHERING

AROUND THE

COUNTRY TO WITNESS THE SOLAR

ECLIPSE.

MANY PEOPLE HAVE GATHERED

ACROSS THE

STATES TO WITNESS THE SOLAR

ECLIPSE.

CROWDS ARE GATHERING AND

SHOPS ARE

DOING BIG BUSINESS.

IT'S ALMOST EVERY PERSON

THAT

SEE'S IT IS THE BIGGEST

EVENT IN

THEIR LIFE.

THIS IS CUT 12 MILES WIDE

IN 14

STATES. ALL OF NORTH AMERICA

WILL GET

AT LEAST A PARTIAL SOLAR

ECLIPSE AS

THE MOON PASSES THE SUN AND

THE EARTH.

SCIENTIST WARN PEOPLE NOT TO

WITNESS

THE -- ECLIPSE WITHOUT

SPECIAL

PROTECTIVE GLASSES.

ON THE APPALACHIAN TRAIL,

WE

FOLLOW THIS HIKER IN MORE

THAN 2,000

MILE JOURNEY.

WE HAVE THE STORY COMING UP.

WE HAVE THE STORY COMING UP.

Efrem: EVERY YEAR

THOUSANDS ATTEMPT

TO HIKE THE APPALACHIAN

TRAILS AND

ONLY ONE IN FOUR COMPLETE IT.

HE TOOK THE STEPS ON THE

MORE THAN

2,000 MILE TREK.

HE WANTED THE ADVENTURE AND

WANTED AN

ENCOUNTER WITH GOD. WENDY

BRINGS US

THIS STORY.

HE LIVED A GREAT LIFE.

HAPPILY

MARRIED, THREE CHILDREN AND

A GREAT

JOB MANAGING AS LARGE

RESTAURANT IN

OHIO'S AMISH COUNTRY.

THEN DOCTORS DIAGNOSED HIS

WIFE MARY

WITH BREAST CANCER.

MARY PASSED AWAY 4 YEARS

LATER.

THIS DEVASTATED PAUL LEAVING

HIM

CONSUMED WITH A BURNING

QUESTION FOR

GOD.

WHERE WERE YOU WHEN MY

WIFE DIED?

AFTER A YEAR OF MARY'S

DEATH AND

STILL NO ANSWER, PAUL KNEW

HE HAD TO

DO SOMETHING DIFFERENT.

I SAID, IT'S TIME. GIVE

IT UP, GO

ON THE TRAIL AND I'M GOING

TO MEET

YOU THERE.

PAUL QUIT HIS JOB AND

STARTED HIS

JOURNEY ON THE FAMOUS

APPALACHIAN

TRAIL NEARLY 2,000 MILES OF

RUGGED

WILDERNESS IN GEORGIA

PASSING 14

STATES.

WHAT WAS GOING THROUGH

YOUR MIND

IN THE SHELTER?

THE FIRST NIGHT I'M IN MY

TENT AND

I CAN'T SLEEP BECAUSE IT'S

RAINING

AND I JUST GAVE UP A GOOD

JOB AND I

WAS REFLECTING ON MY LIFE

AND HOW I

WAS GROWING UP.

I TOLD GOD, I WANT TO KNOW

SOME

ANSWERS AND I WANT TO KNOW

ABOUT

GRACE.

HOW LONG DID THE JOURNEY

TAKE YOU?

I PLANNED FOR 6 MONTHS.

BUT I HAVE A STRONG WORK

ETHIC, SO I

JUST GOT UP EARLY IN THE

MORNING AND

HIKED ALL DAY AND DID IT IN

FOUR 1/2

MONTHS WHICH IS PRETTY FAST.

WHAT IS YOUR AVERAGE DAY

ON THE

TRAIL?

MY WHOLE AVERAGE IS ABOUT

17 MILES

A DAY.

EVERYBODY HAS A TRAIL

NAME, WHAT

WAS YOUR TRAIL NAME?

I TOOK THE NAME APOSTLE.

OBVIOUSLY

MY NAME IS PAUL SO I WAS THE

APOSTLE

PAUL OF DAMASCUS.

WHAT WAS IT LIKE?

IT WAS NOT LIKE GEORGIA

OR MAINE.

THE SCENE WAS JUST GORGEOUS

IN

VIRGINIA.

DURING THE HIKE ON THE

TRAIL, PAUL

LOST 30 POUNDS.

A HIKER BURNS 6,000. SO

YOU CAN'T

EAT ENOUGH.

ABOUT ONCE A WEEK I WOULD

HITCHHIKE

INTO TOWN AND I HAD FOOD

BOXES SENT

TO ME EVERY FEW MILES.

I WOULD GO TO THE POST

OFFICE AND

THEN I WOULD GO TO TOWN AND

EAT AND

EAT AND GO TO A MOTEL ROOM

AND A

SHOWER AND A WARM BED IS

SUCH A

LUXURY.

AFTER TEN NIGHTS SLEEPING IN

A TENT.

HOW DID WALKING IN THE

WOODS DAY

AFTER DAY SLEEPING IN

SHELTERS

GETTING RAINED ON AND GOING

HUNGRY AT

TIMES, HOW DID THAT HELP YOU

HEAL

AFTER YOUR WIFE DIED?

I WAS VERY EXHAUSTED BUT

MY MIND

WAS FOCUSED.

THE MORE TIRED I GOT, THE

MORE CLEAR

MY MIND BECAME AND I STARTED

TO SEE A

PURPOSE AS TO WHAT GOD WAS

MEANING.

DAY AFTER DAY, PAUL CRIED

OUT TO

GOD, THEN ON A SUNDAY

MORNING,

SOMEWHERE IN NEW HAMPSHIRE

HE GOT HIS

ANSWER.

HE HAD ME IN TEARS AND I

GOT THE

ANSWER ON THE TRAIL.

HE SENT ME A MESSAGE.

WHILE IT WASN'T A HOPE

FOR THIS

MESSAGE, HE SAID JESUS IS

COMING

BACK.

HE SAID, I AM COMING

BACK. I AM IN

CONTROL. I KNOW WHAT'S GOING

ON.

WHAT WOULD YOU TELL

PEOPLE WHO ARE

NOW EVEN GOING THROUGH THE

LOSS OF A

SPOUSE?

IT GETS BETTER IN TIME.

THE

HEALING COMES. IT'S GOOD TO

KNOW THAT

GRIEVING MEANS WE LOVE

SOMEBODY.

OUR LORD WANTS US TO GO ON

WITH OUR

LIFE.

OUR LOVED ONES ARE IN HEAVEN.

HE WANTS US TO ENJOY LIFE.

YOU THOUGHT ABOUT WHAT

WOULD BE ON

YOUR TOMB STONE FOR YOUR

LIFE.

I WANT IT TO SAY, HE

LIVED HIS

LIFE AND TOOK A CHANCE ON

THAT TRAIL.

I WANT IT TO READ THAT WAY.

HE TOOK ON THE NFL TO

EXPOSE THE

DANGER TO THE VERY BRAINS OF

THE

PLAYERS AND HE TELLS US HOW

HE WAS

PREPARED FOR THE FIGHT OF

HIS LIFE.

NEXT.

NEXT.

Efrem: BENNETT OMALU IS A

PATHOLOGIST.

HERE IS A SEEN -- SCENE

FROM THE

FILM CONCUSSION.

WE WANT YOU TO SAY YOU

MADE IT ALL

UP.

THEY ARE TERRIFIED OF YOU.

IF YOU CAN BRIEFLY SAY

WHO IS DR.

OMALU?

BENNETT OMALU WAS BORN TO

A FAMILY

IN NIGERIA.

HE CAME TO AMERICA AND

EARNED A

DEGREE AND BECAME A

PATHOLOGIST IN

PITTSBURGH.

HE'S A MAN OF SCIENCE

AFFIRMLY,

BUT ALSO ONE OF THE MOST

SPIRITUALLY

RELIGIOUSLY BASED PEOPLE.

EVERYTHING IS ABOUT GOD.

MANY IN THE FILM

CONCUSSION AS

WILL SMITH PORTRAYS YOUR

CHARACTER

AND WE SEE SOME PRETTY TOUGH

FIGHTS

FOR YOU THERE. WHAT IS YOUR

RELATIONSHIP WITH FOOTBALL

TODAY?

MY RELATIONSHIP WITH

FOOTBALL

TODAY IS GOOD.

WHAT ABOUT FOOTBALL HAS BEEN

IN GOD'S

SPIRIT OF OUR MEMBERS ONE

HELD

TOGETHER BY THE PEACE OF

CHRIST. I

DON'T HATE FOOTBALL. I

ACTUALLY LOVE

FOOTBALL. I LOVE THE NFL,

BUT,

KNOWING WHAT WE KNOW TODAY,

IN THE

21ST CENTURY, THERE IS NO

JUSTIFIABLE

REASON WHATSOEVER THAT AS

CHRISTIANS

THAT ANY CHILD YOUNGER THAN

THE AGE

OF 18 TO CONTINUE TO PLAY

THE HIGH

IMPACT, HIGH CONTACT

COLLISION SPORTS.

YOU ARE RIGHT.

I'M IN SEEKING OF THE

FOOTBALL PLAYER

THAT'S UNIQUE ON THE AUTOPSY

TABLE.

I KNEW I HAD TO FIND THE

ANSWER THAT

PLAGUED HIM. THIS WAS MY

CALLING IN

MY FELLOW HUMAN BEING THAT

WAS FROM

GOD. DID YOU KNOW THAT WAS

YOUR DUTY?

I DIDN'T KNOW WHAT WAS TO

COME,

BUT I WAS EMBEDDED IN MY WAY

AND I

KNEW I WOULDN'T GET LOST.

THIS WAS A

MAN THAT MORNING I HAD

PEOPLE TALK

ABOUT HIM IN A MOST -- WAY,

BUT I

ASKED MYSELF IF THIS MAN HAD

TO PLAY

WEARING A HELMET, THERE HAD

TO BE

SOMETHING THERE.

I STRUGGLED ALL MY LIFE WITH

DEPRESSION BECAUSE I WAS

BORN AS A

REFUGEE. WITH THE 4 YEARS OF

MY LIFE

I SAW PEOPLE SUFFERING IN

THE WAR. I

SAW THIS.

WHAT I SAW WHEN I WALKED UP

TO THE

TABLE, I SAW MYSELF IN HIM.

WHAT I

SAW, WHEN A PHYSICAL BODY

DIES, IT'S

A TRANSFORMATION. IT'S A

SPIRIT.

I WAS TALKING TO THE SPIRIT.

IF THERE IS THE SAME SPIRIT

THAT

LIVES IN ME THAT SAME SPIRIT

LIVES IN

YOU.

I SAID, WEBSTER, LET'S GET

TO THE

BOTTOM OF THIS.

Efrem: YOUR LIFE REALLY

PREPARED

YOU FOR THIS.

YOU TALK ABOUT YOUR LIFE

BORN AS A

REFUGEE.

YOU, YOUR MOM AND YOUR DAD

AT THE

REFUGEE HOSPITAL AT THE SAME

TIME.

YOUR MOTHER AFTER YOU BEING

DELIVERED. YOUR DAD WAS AT

WAR.

YES, THEY THOUGHT HE WAS

DEAD.

THEY PICKED UP HIS BODY AND

THEN THEY

SAID, HE'S ALIVE.

SO THEY MOVED HIM INTO THE

LOCAL

DILAPIDATED REFUGEE HOSPITAL.

YOU KNOW WHAT A REFUGEE

HOSPITAL

WOULD BE.

BECAUSE MY FATHER, WHETHER

YOU ARE IN

SOME TYPE OF DIFFICULTY IN

LIFE, WE

MANY TIMES ARE SHUT OUT.

MY ADVICE IS PLACE IN THE

LOVE OF GOD

BECAUSE YOU DO NOT KNOW WHAT

LIES

AHEAD.

MY FATHER WENT ABOUT 2 WEEKS

WHEN I

WAS BORN WHEN HE COULD HOLD

ME.

I WAS HANDED TO HIM.

AND HE HELD ME IN HIS BOSOM

AND SAID

HIS NAME WILL BE BENNETT FOR

HE IS A

BLESSING TO MY LIFE.

LIFE IS A GOOD TEST OF ALL.

GUESS WHAT MY LAST NAME

MEANS, HE WHO

KNOWS MUST COME FOR GOD.

LITTLE DID I KNOW EVEN

THOUGH WHEN I

WAS SUFFERING FROM

DEPRESSION.

Efrem: BIG CITIES OFTEN

Efrem: BIG CITIES OFTEN

HAVE A BIG

PROBLEM, HOMELESSNESS. DC IS

TACKLING

THAT IN A UNIQUE WAY WITH

ONE SPECIAL

MINISTRY.

IN THE HEART OF

WASHINGTON D.C.,

ONE OF THE NATION'S MOST

PROSPEROUS

CITIES LIES A DEEP SECRET.

WITH THE WASHINGTON MONUMENT

AND THE

MEMORIAL WHAT THEY DON'T

NOTICE IS

THE THOUSANDS OF HOMELESS

PEOPLE.

THEY ARE WORKING TO CHANGE

THAT

STATISTIC. WHILE SOME

PROBLEMS WITH

HOMELESS ARE OBVIOUS, THIS

DISTRICT

IS TACKLING THE ISSUE ONE

MOST

WOULDN'T THINK ABOUT THIS.

IF YOU LOSE YOUR LICENSE

OR ID,

WATCH ONE OF THESE DOORS

SLAMMED

CLOTHES.

YOU HAVE TO TRACK AND

PROVE WHO

YOU ARE EVEN MORE SINCE 2001

WITH THE

911 ATTACKS. SO, AT THIS

POINT YOU

CAN'T REALLY DO ANYTHING IF

YOU DON'T

HAVE AN ID.

THAT'S WHERE FOUNDER

UNITED

METHODIST STEPS IN.

A TEAM OF VOLUNTEERS WORKING

WITH

PASTOR ROBERTS IS WORKING TO

GIVE

HOMELESS A HOME AND ID AND A

FRESH

START.

WE SEE PEOPLE ARE HAVING

DIFFICULTY OBTAINING

EMPLOYMENT AND

JOBS AND HOUSING AS WELL.

WHEN YOU

HAVE A MINISTRY FOCUSED ON

HOUSING

INDIVIDUALS, YOU WANT TO GET

THEM

INTO STABLE HOUSING, YOU

WANT TO GET

THEM INTO AFFORDABLE

HOUSING, BUT YOU

CAN'T DO THAT UNLESS THEY

HAVE ID'S

WITH THEM.

ROBERT SAYS THERE IS A

VARIETY OF

REASONS PEOPLE END UP

WITHOUT AN ID.

THEY PROBABLY GOT THERE

BECAUSE

THEY WERE ROBBED, THEY WERE

LIVING ON

THE STREET AND SOMEONE CAME

AND

ATTACKED THEM AND TOOKED

THEIR

BELONGINGS, IT COULD BE

BECAUSE THEY

LOST THEIR ITEMS OR THEY GOT

WET WHEN

THEY WERE OUT SLEEPING IN

THE RAIN.

BUT OBTAINING NEW

IDENTIFICATION

ISN'T AS EASY AS YOU THINK.

COMING IN YOU HAVE NO

BIRTH

CERTIFICATE, NO SOCIAL

SECURITY CARD.

WE CALL IT THE TRINITY.

YOU HAVE TO START WITH A

MEDICAL

RECORD. WE START THERE

BECAUSE IT'S

THE ONLY THING WE'VE SEEN

THAT WORKS

THAT HELPS SOMEONE GET THEIR

SOCIAL

SECURITY CARD.

FROM THERE, LIKE A

NETWORK OF

DETECTIVES, THEY MAKE THE

PHONE

CALLS, FILE THE PAPERWORK

AND EVEN

FOOT THE BILL THAT COMES

WITH PROVING

A PERSON'S IDENTITY.

IT CAN TAKE EVEN UP TO MORE

THAN A

YEAR. THIS HAS BEEN GRANTED

BY THE

PEOPLE OF THE CHURCH.

THEY HAVE FOUND THIS WORK.

HE SAYS HE FOUND HIM GET HIS

ID AND

PROVIDED HIS CLOTHING AND

COUNSELING

FOR SPIRITUAL BELIEF.

HE ASKED ME IF YOU NEED

ANYTHING

GIVE ME A CALL OR COME BY

ANYTIME.

COME TO OUR CHURCH SERVICE

WITH THAT

TOO BECAUSE I WAS AT THAT

TIME WITH

MY FRAME OF MIND WAS LIKE A

LITTLE

LONELY.

HE SAYS NOW HE HAS A NEW

CAR AND

APARTMENT AND A JOB WITH THE

FEDERAL

GOVERNMENT.

HE'S SPREADING THE MESSAGE

TO HIS

COUSIN TOO.

I WAS TELLING HIM ABOUT

IT.

IT'S HIS FIRST TIME TO DO

THIS.

I SAID THIS IS THE PLACE TO

GO AND

THEY WILL GET YOU WHAT YOU

NEED.

NOW YOU ARE HELPING OTHER

PEOPLE.

I'M HELPING OTHER PEOPLE.

THAT'S

WHAT I'M SUPPOSED TO DO.

HE IS SAYS THAT'S WHAT

THEY ARE

SUPPOSED TO DO IS SPREAD

THEIR LOVE

TO THEIR NEIGHBORS.

Efrem: IT'S TIME NOW FOR

YOUR

MONDAY MOTIVATION. I HOPE

THIS

MESSAGE WILL JUMP START YOUR

WEEK.

CONSIDER THIS, GOD'S CALL ON

YOUR

LIFE IS LIKE A MAGNET AND

PULLING

EVERY OBSTACLE THAT WILL

BLOCK YOU

FROM THAT PURPOSE.

IT JUST STOPS TO CHOOSE YOU

TO

ANSWER. WITH THAT, MAKE THIS

A MAKE

THIS A MARVELOUS MONDAY.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR

WATCHING.

MAKE THIS A MAKE THIS A

MARVELOUS

MONDAY.

WE'LL SEE YOU BACK HERE

TOMORROW.

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