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CBN NewsWatch: September 14, 2017

On CBN Newswatch, Sept. 14th: Deal or no deal? That was the question, after President Trump disputed reports there was a deal on "the dreamers."; President and Mrs. Trump are heading to Naples today to get a first-hand look at damage from ... Read Transcript


Efrem: AND THANK YOU

FOR JOINING US FOR CBN

"NEWSWATCH."

I'M EFREM GRAHAM.

DEAL OR NO DEAL, THAT WAS

THE QUESTION AFTER

PRESIDENT TRUMP DISPUTED

REPORTS THERE WAS A DEAL

ON THE DREAMERS.

THOSE STORIES CAME AFTER

THE PRESIDENT'S MEETING

LAST NIGHT WITH DEMOCRATIC

MINORITY LEADERS CHUCK

SCHUMER AND NANCY PELOSI.

MARK MARTIN IS ON THIS

STORY.

Reporter: THE

PRESIDENT'S MEETING WITH

THE DEMOCRATIC LEADERS

CENTERED AROUND

IMMIGRATION AND DACA.

SCHUMER AND PELOSI SAID,

WE HAD A VERY PRODUCTIVE

MEETING AT THE WHITE HOUSE

WITH THE PRESIDENT.

WE AGREED TO ENSHRINE THE

PROTECTIONS OF DACA

QUICKLY, AND WORK OUT A

PLAN, INCLUDING THE WALL,

THAT IS ACCEPTABLE TO BOTH

SIDES.

BUT THE PRESIDENT TWEETED

THAT NO DEAL WAS AGREED TO

ON DACA.

AND HE FOLLOWED THAT BY

TWEETING, THE WALL, WHICH

IS ALREADY UNDER

CONSTRUCTION UNDER OLD AND

EXISTING WALLS, WILL

CONTINUE TO BE BUILT.

HE MET WER WITH BOTH PARTIES

AT THE WHITE HOUSE TO

DISCUSS TAX REFORM.

HE SAID HE WOULD LIKE A

15% RATE FOR INDIVIDUALS,

AND WOULD LIKE A LOWER

INDIVIDUALS.

AND HE SAID THE TAXES FOR

THE WEALTHY MAY HAVE TO GO

UP.

President Trump: IF

THEY HAVE TO GO UP, THEY

WILL GO UP, QUITE FRANKLY.

Reporter: STILL, THE

PRESIDENT'S BIPARTISAN

PUSH IS RAISING QUESTIONS

TO SOME PEOPLE ABOUT HIS

LOYALTY TO THE G.O.P.

BUT THE WHITE HOUSE

DISPUTED THAT ON WEDNESDAY

AFTER THE MEETING ON

TAXES.

THE IDEA THAT THE

REPUBLICAN PARTY IDEAS ARE

NOT REPRESENTED IN THAT

ROOM IS RIDICULOUS.

THIS PRESIDENT HAS DONE

MORE FOR BIPARTISAN IN THE

LAST EIGHT DAYS THAN OBAMA

DID IN EIGHT YEARS.

Reporter: PAUL RYAN

SAYS THE WHITE HOUSE AND

CONGRESSIONAL REPUBLICANS

WILL RELEASE AN OUTLINE OF

THEIR TAX REFORM PLAN BY

THE END OF THE MONTH.

AS MEMBERS OF BOTH PARTIES

WILL TRY TO FIGURE OUT

THEIR WAY FORWARD ON TOUGH

ISSUES LIKE TAXES AND

IMMIGRATION.

MARK MARTIN, CBN NEWS.

Efrem: THE PRESIDENT

AND THE FIRST LADY HEAD TO

FLORIDA TODAY.

THEY WILL LEARN FIRSTHAND

HOW LIVES AND PROPERTIES

HAVE BEEN DEVASTATED BY

THE WORST STORM TO HIT

MANY IN YEARS.

IT COMES WHEN VICTIMS OF

THE STORM FEELS THAT NO

ONE CARES ABOUT THEM.

BUT CBN'S "OPERATION

BLESSING" IS THERE,

SHOWING PEOPLE THEY ARE

NOT FORGOTTEN.

GARY LANE IS ON THIS

STORY.

Reporter: THE

PRESIDENT AND FIRST LADY'S

VISIT COMES JUST A DAY

AFTER THE HORRIBLE NURSING

HOME TRAGEDY NORTH OF

MIAMI.

AT LEAST EIGHT PEOPLE DIED

AT THIS ASSISTED LIVING

FACILITY IN HOLLYWOOD,

FLORIDA, AFTER IT WAS LEFT

WITHOUT ELECTRICITY AND

AIR CONDITIONING BECAUSE

OF HURRICANE IRMA.

THE OPPRESSIVE HEAT AND

HUMIDITY WERE TOO MUCH FOR

THE ELDERLY RESIDENTS TO

BEAR.

WE DEPEND ON THOSE

PEOPLE IN THOSE FACILITIES

TO CARE FOR OUR MOST

VULNERABLE ELDERLY

POPULATION, AND IT IS

REALLY SAD WHEN SOMETHING

LIKE THIS GOES ON.

Reporter: POLICE ARE

OPENING A CRIMINAL

INVESTIGATION TO LEARN WHY

FACILITY OFFICIALS HADN'T

REMOVED THE SENIORS AND

TAKEN THEM TO A SAFER

PLACE.

MORE THAN THREE MILLION

FLORIDA RESIDENTS ARE

STILL WITHOUT POWER, AND

FEMA OFFICIALS NOW SAY 90%

OF THE HOMES IN THE

FLORIDA KEYS WERE

DESTROYED OR SUFFERED

DAMAGE BECAUSE OF THE

HURRICANE.

HURRICANE IRMA HAS CLAIMED

A LOT OF VICTIMS.

AND SOME OF THEM FEEL LIKE

THEY ARE TRULY FORGOTTEN

PEOPLE.

AND THEY DON'T LIVE IN

PLACES LIKE THE BIG HOUSES

IN KEY WEST OR IN NAPLES,

AND THOSE HOMES HAVE TO BE

REBUILT, AND THEY WILL BE,

BUT THEY'RE FORGOTTEN

PEOPLE BECAUSE THEY LIVE

IN PLACES LIKE THIS.

THIS IS A MARINA NEAR

JACKSONVILLE.

AND THE PEOPLE FEEL LIKE

THEY'RE FORGOTTEN BECAUSE

NOW THIS MARC MANNER MARINA IS CLOSING

DOWN.

DEBRA IS ONE OF THE

SENIORS LIVING ON A BOAT

HERE.

WE HAVE A BOAT MARINA

HERE, RETIRED PEOPLE, ON

FIXED INCOMES.

THERE IS NO MORE MONEY FOR

US.

Reporter: SHE SAYS

IRMA HIT THEM HARD.

THEIR BOATS NO LONGER

WORK.

THEY HAVE LITTLE MONEY FOR

FOOD OR TO FIX THEIR BOATS

AND MOVE ELSEWHERE.

CBN'S "OPERATION BLESSING"

LEARNED OF THEIR NEEDS AND

ARRIVED WITH FOOD, WATER,

AND OTHER SUPPLIES.

IT WAS A MATTER OF

EATING OR NOT EATING.

REFRIGERATION SYSTEMS ARE

DOWN.

WE HAVE NO POWER.

I'M BLOWN AWAY AT THE

WONDERFUL THINGS Y'ALL DID

FOR US.

THEY BROUGHT FOOD FOR ALL

OF THE BOATERS, PLENTIFUL.

WE REALLY, REALLY THANK

YOU FROM THE BOTTOM OF OUR

HEARTS.

Reporter: AND NOW

THEY'RE JUST PRAYING THAT

SOMEONE WILL HELP THEM TOW

THEIR BROKEN BOATS AND

FIND A NEW PLACE TO LIVE.

IN THE MEANTIME, THE

JENNINGS AND MANY OTHERS

HERE IN FLORIDA ARE

THANKFUL FOR "OPERATION

BLESSING," FOR THE FOOD,

WATER, AND OTHER ITEMS IN

THE TIME OF CRISIS.

AND FOR PRAYERS OF

ENCOURAGEMENT FOR THE

FUTURE.

LORD, BLESS THEM BEYOND

THEIR WILDEST DREAMS, AND

LET THEM KNOW THAT YOU

LOVE THEM, AND AS THE BODY

OF CHRIST, WE LOVE THEM.

IN JESUS' NAME.

AMEN.

AND LET THEM KNOW WE

LOVE THEM.

Efrem: ONE STUDENT IS

DEAD AND THREE OTHERS IS

INJURED AFTER A FELLOW

CLASSMATE WENT ON A

SHOOTING SPREE.

IT HAPPENED AT FREEMAN

HIGH SCHOOL IN WASHINGTON

STATE ON WEDNESDAY.

THE SUSPECT WAS OBSESSED

WITH PREVIOUS SCHOOL THE

SHOOTINGS, AND HE BROUGHT

NOTES TO SCHOOL THAT SAID

HE WOULD DO SOMETHING THAT

WOULD GET HIM KILLED OR

JAILED.

PEOPLE CAME TOGETHER IN AN

ATTITUDE OF WORSHIP AND

PRAYER.

VALLEY WORSHIP CHURCH

HOSTED A PRAYER VIGIL FOR

THE VICTIMS STILL IN THE

HOSPITAL.

THIS TOUCHES VERY CLOSE

TO HOME FOR US.

TODAY I HAD THE

PRIVILEGE TO BE DOWN AT

THE HOSPITAL, AS I GOT TO

WATCH ONE OF THE PARENTS

ACTUALLY HAVE TO KICK

PEOPLE OUT OF THE HOSPITAL

BECAUSE OF THE AMOUNT OF

COMMUNITY THAT WAS ALREADY

DOWN THERE.

Efrem: THE INJURED

STUDENTS ARE STILL IN THE

HOSPITAL.

THE TEENAGED SUSPECT WAS

ARRESTED AND IS EXPECTED

TO BE IN COURT SOME TIME

TOMORROW.

> AHEAD HERE ON CBN

"NEWSWATCH," DIGITAL

BANKING IS NOT JUST FOR

YOUNG PEOPLE.

LEARN HOW NEW FINANCIAL

TECHNOLOGY CAN BENEFIT

OLDER ADULTS AS WELL.

THAT STORY IS NEXT.

Efrem: PEOPLE ON

MEDICARE WILL RECEIVE NEW

CARDS DESIGNED TO PROTECT

AGAINST IDENTITY THEFT.

THE AGENCY IS TAKING

SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBERS

OFF THE CARDS, REPLACING

THEM WITH A NEW NUMBER

UNIQUE TO EACH PERSON.

MEDICARE DIRECTOR SEMA

VERMA SAYS THE CHANGE WILL

PROTECT SENIORS FROM

FRAUD.

THE NEW CARDS WILL BE

GOING OUT IN THE MAIL NEXT

APRIL.

> WELL, IF YOU WANT TO

SEE THE FUTURE OF BANKING

AND YOUR MONEY, IT IS

RIGHT THERE ON YOUR CELL

PHONE.

THE IDEA IS TO MAKE IT

EASIER TO DEAL WITH YOUR

FINANCES FROM ANYWHERE AND

AT ANY TIME.

OUR CAITLIN BURKE IS ON

THIS STORY.

Caitlin: THE BANKING

INDUSTRY IS BRACING FOR

CHANGE, THANKS TO THE

ALL-POWERFUL DIGITAL

REVOLUTION.

THE FINANCIAL

TECHNOLOGY OF FINTECH IS

CHANGING THE WAY

FUNDAMENTALLY THAT

COSTUMERS INTERACT WITH

THEIR BANK.

Caitlin: ROB MORGAN

SAYS COSTUMERS EXPECT THE

SAME TYPE OF DIGITAL

ACCESS TO BANKING AS THEY

GET WITH OTHER IMPORTANT

SERVICES.

TAKE A SECOND TO THINK

ABOUT IT: I CAN GET MY

MAIL ON HERE, ORDER

DINNER, EVEN HAIL A CAB.

AND NOW THANKS TO

FINANCIAL TECHNOLOGY, I

CAN ALSO ACCESS MY MONEY.

IN TERMS OF BANKS AND

NON-BANKS IN THIS SPACE,

THERE ARE A NUMBER OF

PLAYERS.

BANKS ARE LOOKING ACTIVELY

TO PARTNER IN THIS SPACE.

BANKS ARE LOOKING, AS ARE

THESE NEW COMPANIES, TO

WORK TOGETHER TO DELIVER

THE CUSTOMER THE BEST

EXPERIENCE.

Caitlin: APPLE,

GOOGLE, AMAZON, THE TECH

GIANTS ARE ALL ON BOARD.

MOST ARE STARTING OFF WITH

DIGITAL PAYMENT APPSMENT.

THEAPPS.

THEY BELIEVE THIS

MODERNIZATION OF THE

BANKING SECTOR WILL MAKE

SERVICES KNOW ACCEPTABLE,

MORE AFFORDABLE, AND

ULTIMATELY MORE SECURE.

Caitlin: BRIAN

PETERSON IS WITH AN

ORGANIZATION THAT

REPRESENTS APPLE, GOOGLE,

INTO IT, AND PAYPAL.

WHENEVER YOU HAVE A

LITTLE BIT OF CHANGE, IT

IS TOUGH, AND PEOPLE NEED

TIME TO ACCOMMODATE.

THIS CHANGE IS COMING.

IT IS COMING QUICKLY.

IT IS HERE NOW AND WE'RE

HERE TO HELP POLICY-MAKERS

UNDERSTAND WHY THIS IS

GOOD FOR CONSUMERS.

Caitlin: MAJOR BANKS

HAVE ENTERED THIS NEW

REALITY.

YOU SEE BANKS ALL

ACROSS THE SPECTRUM

INVESTING IN THINGS LIKE

INNOVATION LABS, WHERE

THEY'RE DELIVERING THESE

NEW PRODUCTS DIRECTLY TO

COSTUMERS.

Caitlin: THE BANKS

FACE AN UPHILL BATTLE.

77% OF CONSUMERS HAVE A

POSITIVE IMPRESSION OF THE

TECH INDUSTRY COMPARED TO

35% WHO FEEL GOOD ABOUT

THE FINANCIAL INDUSTRY.

WE SEE A LOT OF

PARTNERSHIPS.

AND SO IT COULD BE

CHARACTERIZED AS A BATTLE

BETWEEN WALL STREET AND

SILICON VALLEY, BUT AT THE

END OF THE DAY, WE SEE A

LOT MORE NUANCES.

WE'RE GOING TO HAVE A

ROBUST DISCUSSION ABOUT

HOW TO ENABLE THIS

TECHNOLOGY FUTURE, BUT

WE'RE EXCITED ABOUT IT.

Caitlin: THOSE

SKIRMISHES SEEM TO BE

TAKING THE SHAPE OF

REGULATIONS.

THE TECH INDUSTRY WANTS

BREATHING ROOM FOR YOUNG

START-UPS, AND THE BANKING

INDUSTRY BELIEVES ITS NEW

COMPETITORS TO FOLLOW THE

SAME RULES TEA DO.

YOU NEED TO MAKE SURE

THOSE PROTECTIONS ARE

BEING APPLIED EQUALLY

ACROSS THE BOARD.

WE'RE HOPING

POLICY-MAKERS CAN FIND

WAYS TO MINIMIZE SOME OF

THE EARLY REGULATORY

IMPACT THEY MAY FACE SO

THEY CAN AT LEAST GET OFF

THE GROUND, PROVE THEIR

BUSINESS MODEL AND BRING

SOMETHING TO MARKET.

Caitlin: SECURITY IS

A MAJOR CONCERN OF

COSTUMERS WHEN IT COMES TO

THE NEW DIGITAL FINANCIAL

SERVICES.

BUT PETER SAYS YOUR CELL

PHONE WILL EVENTUALLY

PROVIDE BETTER PROTECTION

OF YOUR INFORMATION

THUNDER A DEBIT OR CREDIT

CARD.

WHEN YOU THINK ABOUT

STORING FINANCIAL

INFORMATION ON YOUR

SMARTPHONE, THAT

SMARTPHONE IS IN CRYPTE ENCRYPTED IN

A LOT OF WAYS.

YOU HAVE TO USE BIOMETRIC

FINGERPRINT.

YOU HAVE NOW BOTH GREATER

CONVENIENCE AND GREATER

SECURITY.

THAT DIDN'T EXIST BEFORE.

Caitlin: SOME OF THE

MOST POPULAR NEW SERVICES

INCLUDE VENMO, GOOGLE

WALLET, AND APPLE PAY.

THEY ALLOW YOU TO TRANSFER

MONEY AND BUY PRODUCTS

WITHOUT STEPPING INTO A

BANK OR PULLING OUT YOUR

CREDIT CARD.

THIS ESPECIALLY APPEALS TO

THE MILLENNIAL GENERATION.

73% OF MILLENNIALS PREFER

USING DIGITAL SERVICES

THAN GOING TO A BANK.

I THINK YOU CAN USE

YOUR SMARTPHONE FOR

EVERYTHING.

I USE MY VINMO APP, AND

EVERYTHING CAN BE DONE ON

MY PHONE.

MY BANK DOESN'T HAVE

ANY PHYSICAL LOCATIONS.

Caitlin: BUT IT IS

NOT MILLENNIALS WHO STAND

TO GAIN THE MOST FROM THIS

TECHNOLOGY.

THERE IS A

PROPORTIONATELY BIGGEST

OPPORTUNITY TO HELP OLDER

GENERATIONS.

IF YOU CAN'T GET AROUND

VERY EASILY, IF YOU'RE A

IN SMALL TOWN WHERE THE

BIG BRANCH IS FAR AWAY,

MANAGING YOUR FINANCES CAN

BE TOUGH.

Caitlin: I RECENTLY

GOT MY GRANDFATHER HOOKED

ON TAKING CARE OF SOME OF

HIS FINANCES DIGITALLY.

A FEW WEEKS AGO I SET YOU

UP WITH A FEW WAYS TO

DOING YOUR BANKING

DIGITALLY.

WHY WERE YOU INTERESTED IN

DOING YOUR BANKING

DIGITALLY?

IT SEEMED TO BE

CONVENIENT AND FAST.

AND ALSO IT SEEMED TO BE

CHEAP, NO STAMPS, NO

ENVELOPES, AND THE

SECURITY WAS GOOD BECAUSE

IT HAS TWO PASSWORDS, ONE

TO GET INTO THE

SMARTPHONE, AND ONE TO GET

INTO THE ACCOUNT.

SO ALL OF THOSE REASONS --

AND THEY ALL PROVED OUT,

TOO.

I FIND OUT ALL THE TIME

THAT THERE ARE NEW THINGS

THAT I CAN APPLY AND PLAY

WITH.

IT'S FUN AND ALSO

INTERESTING.

Caitlin: DESPITE

BATTLES ON CAPITOL HILL,

BOTH THE BANKS AND TECH

INDUSTRY AGREE THAT

ULTIMATELY THE CONSUMERS

WILL BE THE WINNER.

CAITLIN BURKE, CBN NEWS,

WASHINGTON.

Efrem: UP NEXT, IT IS

THE PRODIGAL SON STORY

HITTING THE BIG SCREEN

TODAY IN A WAY YOU'VE

NEVER SEEN BEFORE.

WE'RE HEADING TO "STUDIO

5" FOR YOUR FIRST LOOK AT

"THE HEART OF MAN."

Efrem: AND WELCOME

Efrem: AND WELCOME

BACK TO CBN "NEWSWATCH."

ACTOR JIM CAVIEZEL IS

TAKING ON ANOTHER BIBLICAL

ROLE ON THE BIG SCREEN.

HE DELIVERED AN

UNFORGETTABLE PERFORMANCE

AS JESUS CHRIST IN MEL

GIBSON'S "THE PASSION OF

THE CHRIST."

DEADLINE HOLLYWOOD NOW

REPORTS HE'LL BE PLAYING

THE ROLE OF LUKE IN A NEW

FILM ABOUT APOSTLE PAUL.

ACTOR JAMES FOSTER WILL

PLAY THE ROLE OF PAUL.

> WELL, THE DOCUDRAMA

"HEART OF MAN," IS BEING

DESCRIBED BY SOME AS THE

STORY INVITING THE SONS

AND DAUGHTERS OF GOD TO

LEAVE BEHIND OUR BROKEN

WAYS OF THINKING IN

RELATING TO GOD AS WELL AS

OTHERS.

HERE IS YOUR FIRST LOOK.

WHEN YOU TELL A STORY,

PEOPLE CAN LOOK AT IT,

IDENTIFY WITH IT, AND THEN

UNDERSTAND SOMETHING THEY

CAN EITHER DO OR SOMETHING

THAT THEY HAVE BEEN

THROUGH, THEY CAN IDENTIFY

WITH IT.

SECRETS HAVE BEEN

KILLING ME MY WHOLE LIFE.

Efrem: "THE HEART OF

MAN," A BEAUTIFULLY TOLD,

WELL-SHOT FILM.

YOU ARE AN ACTOR IN THIS

FILM.

HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE IT?

"HEART OF MAN" IS A

RETELLING OF THE PRODIGAL

SON STORY SET IN A

TIMELESS PLACE.

ALSO INTERWOVEN WITH

INTERVIEWS FROM PEOPLE WHO

HAVE REAL-LIFE EXPERIENCE

THAT MIRROR THE JOURNEY OF

THE PRODIGAL.

I GOT CAUGHT

JANUARY 4th, '94.

I GET A CALL, AND KIM

SAYS, I'M WAITING FOR YOU

AT YOUR OFFICE.

AND I KNOW.

THAT'S THE WHOLE THING.

AND WHAT SHE KNEW, AND I

KNEW SHE KNEW WHEN SHE

SAID IT, WAS THAT I WAS IN

A THREE-MONTH AFFAIR WITH

ONE OF HER BEST FRIENDS AT

THE TIME.

WHAT WE SEE ON THE

SCREEN, WHAT PEOPLE

EXPERIENCE, IS VERY MUCH

AN ENTRANCE INTO THE

JOURNEY OF THE PRODIGAL

SON AND ALSO INTO THE

STORIES OF OTHER PEOPLE.

YOU HAVE THE BEAUTIFUL

BACKDROPS, AND YOU HAVE

THE DYNAMIC SET DESIGN,

AND ALL OF THIS STUFF, BUT

YOU ALSO HEAR FROM THESE

PEOPLE THAT LIVED IN THE

PIT AND WERE RESCUED BY

THE FATHER.

THERE IS NOTHING THAT

RIPS THE FABRIC OF THE

HUMAN SOUL APART QUITE

LIKE SEXUAL ABUSE.

I DIDN'T KNOW WHAT

HAPPENED TO ME WAS WRONG,

THAT IT AFFECTED ME SO

DEEPLY.

Efrem: WATCHING THE

FILM, THERE IS A

BEAUTIFULLY-SHOT SCENE,

BUT A FRIGHTENING SCENE AS

WELL, THAT YOU HAVE TO ACT

OUT AND ESSENTIALLY -- I

MEAN THE PRODIGAL SON IS

RUNNING OFF OF A CLIFF.

AND FALLS BELOW INTO A

RAGING BODY OF WATER.

[LAUGHTER]

THAT'S THE WAY I ENDED

UP.

Efrem: TELL ME ABOUT

SHOOTING THAT SCENE.

YEAH.

Efrem: WHAT WAS THAT

LIKE?

IT WAS SCARY.

[LAUGHTER]

AND I THINK IT IS MEANT

TO BE THAT.

YEAH, IT IS MEANT TO BE

THAT.

WE'RE AT THE POINT IN THE

PRODIGAL'S JOURNEY -- AND,

AGAIN, IT MIRRORS THE

POINT IN THE STORY OF WHAT

SOME OF OUR ON-CAMERA

PEOPLE ARE TELLING ME

ABOUT THEIR STORIES -- AND

THE PRODIGAL IS ENTRANCED,

AND I THINK THAT WE'VE ALL

FELT THAT IN SOME

RESPECTS.

WHATEVER THE TRAP IS WE'RE

WALKING INTO, WE FELT

TOTALLY BLIND AS TO WHAT

IS GOING ON AROUND ME.

I DON'T EVEN CARE.

I JUST SEE WHAT I WANT AND

I GO FOR IT.

AS FAR AS THE PRODIGAL'S

JOURNEY, THAT IS WHAT IS

HAPPENING THERE.

HE IS ON THE CLIFF SIDE

PLAYING MUSIC WITH HIS

FATHER.

THAT'S THE SYMBOLISM

THROUGHOUT THE FILM, JUST

FRIENDSHIP WITH THE

FATHER.

IT IS KIND OF LIKE PLAYING

CATCH WITH YOUR SON KIND

OF THING.

HE GETS IN THIS TRANCE,

AND HE IS WALKING.

AND SO WHEN WE ACTUALLY

GOT TO THE SET THAT DAY, I

THOUGHT WE WERE JUMPING

OFF A MUCH SMALLER CLIFF.

BECAUSE I USED TO LIVE ON

THAT ISLAND IN HAWAII AND

I KNEW THAT CLIFF.

AND I SEE HIM OFF TO THE

SIDE, AND I SAY, WHAT ARE

YOU GUYS DOING THERE?

THAT'S HIGHER.

THEY WANTED ME TO BE ABLE

TO WALK OFF AS IF I WAS

WALKING IN A TRANCE AND

NOT HIT ROCKS.

SO THAT WAS THE SPOT THEY

CHOSE.

I DIDN'T KNOW IF I WANTED

TO DO IT BECAUSE IT WAS

PRETTY CRAZY.

AND THE SEA WAS RISING.

WHEN WE JUMP OFF A CLIFF,

WE MOVE OUR ARMS TO KEEP

BALANCE, AND I COULDN'T DO

ANY OF THAT.

THAT WAS THE HARD PART.

TO GO DOWN 50 FEET AND NOT

MOVE ANYTHING AND NOT LOOK

DOWN AT ALL.

SO THAT WAS CHALLENGING.

I ENDED UP DOING IT, AND I

WAS, LIKE, HONESTLY JUST,

LIKE, WALKING THERE AND

PRAYING.

AND THROUGHOUT THE PROCESS

OF MAKING THE FILM, AND ME

AND ONE OF THE PRODUCERS

WHO RODE TO THE SET EVERY

DAY TOGETHER, WE KEPT

TALKING ABOUT, LIKE, DUDE,

THIS FILM IS GOING TO SET

PEOPLE FREE.

IT WILL SET CAPTIVES FREE.

SO I WENT INTO BATTLE

MODE.

ALL RIGHT, LET'S SET SOME

CAPTIVES FREE.

HONESTLY, FOR THE LAST

COUPLE OF FEET AND THE

DIRECTOR IS OFF ON THE

SIDE, AND HE HAD GIVEN ME

SOME NOTES, AND THE

REALITY OF THE PRODIGAL

SON AT THAT MOMENT IS HE

IS BLINDED AND ALL HE SEES

IS WHAT HE WANTS IN THE

HORIZON AND HE JUST GOES

FOR IT.

SO GOING INTO ACTOR MODE

OF BEING IN THE MOMENT,

OF, LIKE, I WANT THAT, AND

GOING FOR IT, THAT'S WHAT

EN ABLEENABLED ME TO DO IT

WITHOUT LOOKING DOWN.

OTHERWISE IT WOULD HAVE

BEEN VERY, VERY DIFFICULT

TO DO.

Efrem: "THE HEART OF

MAN," I CANNOT TELL YOU

ENOUGH HOW BEAUTIFUL AND

WELL-DONE THIS FILM IS AND

HOW POWERFUL IT IS.

IT HITS SELECT THEATERS

TONIGHT ONLY.

GO OUT AND SEE IT.

WE'LL BE RIGHT BACK.

Efrem: IT IS A GREAT

DAY TO LIVE IN GRATITUDE.

WITH THAT SAID, IT IS TIME

FOR YOUR THURSDAY

THANKFUL.

I HOPE YOU WILL JOIN ME IN

THIS PRAYER OF GRATITUDE.

THANK YOU, GOD.

I AM NOT WHERE I WANT TO

BE, BUT I ALSO AM NOT

WHERE I USED TO BE.

YOU ARE A GOD OF MOMENTUM.

GOD IS THE SAME YESTERDAY,

TODAY, AND FOREVER, BUT HE

DOESN'T ALWAYS DO THINGS

THE VERY SAME WAY.

WITH THAT WORD, MAKE IT A

THANKFUL THURSDAY.

REMEMBER, YOU CAN FIND

MORE OF OUR EXCLUSIVE

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HOPE YOU'LL JOIN US RIGHT

HERE AGAIN NEXT TIME.

ONCE AGAIN, MAKE THIS A

THANKFUL THURSDAY.

WE'LL SEE YOU RIGHT BACK

HERE TOMORROW, FRIDAY.

YAY!

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