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CBN NewsWatch: January 10, 2018

On CBN Newswatch, Jan. 10th California's historic wildfires last fall set the stage for a deadly disaster this week - mudslides; The U.S. Department of Justice says a judge's ruling protecting the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program ... Read Transcript


Efrem: AND THANK YOU

FOR JOINING US FOR CBN

"NEWSWATCH."

I'M EFREM GRAHAM.

CALIFORNIA'S HISTORIC

WILDFIRES LAST FALL SET

THE STAGE FOR A DEADLY

DISASTER THIS WEEK:

MUDSLIDES.

AT LEAST 13 ARE DEAD AND

RESCUERS ARE STILL

SEARCHING RIGHT NOW FOR

THE MISSING.

Reporter: AUTHORITIES

IN CALIFORNIA ARE STILL

LOOKING FOR SURVIVORS.

THEY'RE EXPANDING THEIR

SEARCH TODAY, HOPING TO

FIND PEOPLE IN DAMAGED

HOMES AND BUILDINGS THAT

SO FAR THEY HAVEN'T BEEN

ABLE TO REACH.

OUR PEOPLE ARE OUT

THERE TRYING TO DO THE

BEST WORK AS THEY CAN AND

PERFORM AS MANY RESCUERS

AS THEY CAN.

Reporter: RESCUERS

ARE CLIMBING ON ROOFTOPS,

AND EVEN TAKING TO THE

AIR, AND USING SEARCH

DOGS, IN HOPES OF FINDING

THOSE WHO CAPITOL GET OUT.

CAN'T GET OUT.

ONE OF THOSE RESCUED, A

14-YEAR-OLD GIRL TRAPPED

FOR HOURS.

AND SOME ARE GOING OUT ON

THEIR OWN TO FIND THEIR

LOVED ONES.

Reporter: PEOPLE HAVE

BRACED FOR THIS AFTER

WILDFIRES STRIPPED HILLS

OF VEGETATION.

THIS WEEK, WITH NOTHING TO

HOLD THE SOIL IN PLACE, A

HARD-HITTING RAIN

UNLEASHED DEADLY TORRENTS

OF MUD.

ALL OF THE DEBRIS JUST

CAME DOWN, AND IT SOUNDED

LIKE CARS WERE BEING

DRAGGED.

WE TRIED TO GET OUT, BUT

WE COULDN'T.

I WOKE UP MY WIFE, AND

WE JUST DID NOT KNOW WHAT

TO DO.

Reporter: IN SANTA

BARBARA COUNTY, THOUSANDS

CALLED FOR RESCUE BETWEEN

3 AND 6 a.m,TOO MORNING.

IT LOOKED LIKE A WORLD WAR

I BATTLE FIELD.

THE FAST-MOVING MUD

DESTROYED EVERYTHING IN

ITS PATH.

IN BURBANK, A DEBRIS BASIN

PARTIALLY COLLAPSED.

ON MANY PROPERTIES, THE

MUD NOW REACHES UP TO THE

ROOF LINES.

AT THIS HOME, A RIVER OF

SLUDGE BLEW OUTDOORS,

WINDOWS, AND THE GARAGE

DOOR.

AT THIS ONE, ONLY THE

CHIMNEY IS LEFT.

THE REST OF THE HOUSE,

SWEPT AWAY.

ELSEWHERE, INTERSECTIONS

OVER RUN WITH FLOODWATER.

WHAT HASN'T HELPED:

RESIDENTS WHO IGNORED EV

EVACUATIOEVACUATION ORDERS IN SANTA

BARBARA COUNTY.

HEATHER SELLS, CBN NEWS.

Efrem: THE U.S.

DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE SAYS

A JUDGE'S RULING

PROTECTING THE DEFERRED

ACTION FOR CHILDHOOD

ARRIVALS PROGRAM, KNOWN AS

DACA, DOES NOT CHANGE THE

FACT THAT THE PROGRAM IS

ILLEGAL.

THE JUDGE ORDERED THE

GOVERNMENT TO ACCEPT

RENEWAL APPLICATIONS FROM

CURRENT DACA MEMBERS.

DEVON O'MALLEY SAYS THAT

THE PROGRAM WAS AN

UNLAWFUL CIRCUMVENTION OF

CONGRESS BY THE OBAMA

ADMINISTRATION.

THE BATTLE CONTINUES IN

COURT AND IN CONGRESS.

HE SAYS THE FEDERAL

GOVERNMENT IS AIMING TO IN

FORCE THE RULE OF LAW AND

WIND DOWN THE PROGRAM.

IT SHOULD BE A BILL OF

LOVE, AND WE CAN DO THIS.

BUT IT ALSO HAS TO BE A

BILL WHERE WE'RE ABLE TO

SECURE OUR BORDERS.

Efrem: NOW THAT NORTH

KOREA PLANS TO SEND

ATHLETES TO THE WINTER

OLYMPICS IN SEOUL, COULD

IT AFFECT HOW THE UNITED

STATES DEALS WITH THE

REGIME?

WHILE IT APPEARS LIKE A

GOOD FIRST STEP, ERIK

ROSALES FOUND THAT EXPERTS

AREN'T UNDERSTANDING THE

MOTIVES OF DICTATOR KIM

JONG-UN.

Reporter: FORTUNATE

THE FIRST TIME IFOR THEFIRST TIME IN EIGHT YEARS,

NORTH KOREA HAS AGREED TO

SEND ITS ATHLETES TO THE

WINTER OLYMPICS.

A FIGURESKATING PAIR, AND

POSSIBLY MORE, WILL BE

SENT TO REPRESENT THE

COUNTRY.

DURING A MEETING BETWEEN

BOTH SIDES, SOUTH KOREAN

LEADERS TALKED ABOUT

ENTERING ATHLETES WITH THE

NORTH.

DURING THE MEETING, THE

SOUTH TRIED TO BRING UP

DENUCLEARIZATION, BUT

RECEIVED NO RESPONSE FROM

THEIR NORTHERN

COUNTER-PARTS.

SOME SEE THE NORTH'S

PARTICIPATION AS NOTHING

MORE THAN A PLOY.

YOU HAVE TO REMEMBER ON

NOVEMBER 28th, THEY

TESTED THEIR LATEST

LONG-RANGE MISSILE.

AND KIM HASN'T BEEN ABLE

TO COMPLETELY FINISH OFF

THAT MISSILE.

HE NEEDS HEAT-SHIELD

TECHNOLOGY, THE ABILITY TO

GO THROUGH THE ATMOSPHERE

AND HIT SOMETHING LIKE A

CITY.

Reporter: ERIC

COSIANUS SAYS THIS LATEST

MOVE BY THE NORTH HAS

CAUSED SOME DIVISION IN

THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION.

IT HAS BEEN REPORTED REX

TILLERSON AND DEFENSE

SECRETARY JAMES MATTIS

WANT A PEACEFUL SOLUTION,

WHILE NATIONAL SECURITY

ADVISOR H.R. McMASTER,

IS PUSHING FOR A

BLOODY-NOSED ATTACK.

IT IS A TINY ECONOMY WE

CAN PUT A PYTHON STRATEGY

ON AND WE CAN STRANGULATE

THEM.

Reporter: SECURITY

EXPERTS SAY NORTH KOREA

WOULD USE THE GAMES TO

GATHER INTELLIGENCE BY

PLACING DOUBLE AGENTS IN A

CROWDED EVENT.

AND NORTH AND SOUTH KOREA

HAVE AGREED TO HOLD TALKS

TO RELIEVE SECURITY

TENSION.

THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION

WELCOMES THESE TALKS.

THE NEXT STEPS WOULD BE

DENUCLEARIZATION OF THE

KOREAN PENINSULA, WHICH IS

OUR NUMBER ONE PRIORITY,

AND CERTAINLY WHAT WE

WOULD LIKE TO SEE.

WE ARE IN VERY CLOSE

CONTACTS WITH OUR SOUTH

KOREAN ALLIES ABOUT THESE

CONVERSATIONS.

Reporter: AND DON'T

EXPECT OUR DEFENSES TO

BACK DOWN.

WE'RE ALWAYS READY TO

ACT, IF WE NEED TO.

Reporter: SECRETARY

MATTIS TOLD CBN NEWS THE

U.S.-SOUTH KOREAN MILITARY

EXERCISES WILL RESUME

FOLLOWING THE WINTER AND

PARALYMPIC GAMES, WHICH

WILL END MARCH 18th.

ERIK ROSALES, CBN NEWS,

WASHINGTON.

Efrem: STEVE BANNON'S

CRITICAL REMARKS OF

PRESIDENT TRUMP'S

ADMINISTRATION APPEAR TO

BE COSTING HIM.

THE CONSERVATIVE BREITBART

NEWS NETWORK ANNOUNCED

BANNON IS STEPPING DOWN AS

CHAIRMAN.

AND HE IS LOSING HIS DAILY

TALK SHOW ON SERIOUS XM.

A WHITE HOUSE SPOKESPERSON

SAYS IT DID NOT CHANGE HIS

STANDING WITH THE

PRESIDENT.

Efrem: A SECOND

REPUBLICAN LAWMAKER HAS

COMMITTED SUICIDE AFTER

BEING ACCUSED OF SEXUAL

ASSAULT.

BRANDON HIXON'S DEATH

COMES A MONTH AFTER THE

KENTUCKY LAWMAKER AND

PASTOR DAN JOHNSON KILLED

HIMSELF OVER ALLEGATIONS

OF SEXUAL ASSAULT.

HE DIED OF A

SELF-INFLICTED GUNSHOT

WOUND TO THE HEAD ON

TUESDAY MORNING.

HE STEPPED DOWN FROM

OFFICE IN OCTOBER, AFTER A

CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION

BEGAN INTO THE MATTER.

CHARGES WERE MANUFACTURER NEVER BROUGHT

AGAINST HIXON BECAUSE THE

ALLEGED VICTIM WAS NOT

ABLE TO PROVIDE ENOUGH

DETAILS.

> SEX TRAFFICKING IS A

BILLION DOLLAR INDUSTRY.

THE WORLD IS SLOWLY WAKING

UP TO THIS MODERN-DAY

SLAVERY AND SEEKING WAYS

TO FIGHT IT.

ONE CLOTHING COMPANY IN

THE UNITED KINGDOM IS

HELPING TO BRING THOSE

VICTIMS FROM DARKNESS TO

LIGHT, AND AS CAITLIN

BURKE SHOWS US, THEY ARE

DOING IT ONE STITCH AT A

TIME.

Reporter: IN

CALCUTTA, INDIA, EACH DAY

MORE THAN 10,000 WOMEN

STAND IN LINE TO SELL

THEIR BODIES.

SOME ENTER THE WORLD OF

HUMAN TRAFFICKING SO THEIR

FAMILIES CAN EAT OR

BECAUSE POVERTY HAS LEFT

THEM WITH NO OTHER OPTION.

THESE IMAGES AND STORIES

CHANGED THE LIVES OF

VOLUNTEERS LATASHA AND

LADY BRENNAN.

SOME WOULD COME HERE IN

THE AFTERNOONS, AND THEY

WOULDN'T GET ABUSED IN THE

AFTERNOONS BY THE MEN.

AND WE WOULD TEACH THEM

HOW TO KIND OF SEW AND

TEACH THEM VERY BASIC

SKILLS.

IT WAS FROM THERE WE HAD

THE IDEA TO SET UP THE

BUSINESS.

WE LOVE FASHION AND

DRESSES, AND WE LOVE

DRESSING UP.

AND IT IS AMAZING TO HELP

TEACH WOMEN SKILLS THAT

MAKE THEM EMPLOYABLE, OR

TO HELP THEM LIVE A SORT

OF SUSTAINABLE LIVELIHOOD.

I THINK AS TWO GALS, WE

THOUGHT, LET'S GO INTO

ACTION.

Reporter: AND THAT

THEY DID, STARTING AN EPIC

FASHION LABEL THAT IS

MAKING A WORLDWIDE NAME

FOR ITSELF, THANKS IN PART

TO ONE MAJOR HIGH-PROFILE

CUSTOMER, KATE MIDDLETON,

DUTCHESS OF CAMBRIDGE.

THE LONDON COSTUMERS COME

IN LOOKING FOR AN OUTFIT

THAT WILL MAKE THEM LOOK

AND FEEL BEAUTIFUL.

THEY LEAVE WITH A PURCHASE

THAT IS MAKING A

DIFFERENCE.

WHEN WE SORT OF FIRST

STARTED THE COMPANY, THE

VISION WAS TO HAVE THE

WOMEN INVOLVED IN THE

WHOLE OF THE PRODUCTION.

AS WE SORT OF GROW, WE

REALIZED THAT WASN'T QUITE

POSSIBLE.

AND AS YOU CAN IMAGINE,

THE AVERAGE AGE OF THE

GIRL IS 13.

SO THERE IS ANOTHER

HEALING THAT HAS TO GO ON

BEFORE SHE CAN SORT OF GO

INTO EMPLOYMENT.

SO WE DECIDED TO START

SMALL AND PARTNER UP WITH

COMPANIES OR BUSINESSES

THAT WERE WORKING ON THE

GROUND WITH WOMEN WHO HAVE

BEEN TRAFFICKED.

Reporter: THE

ORGANIZATION, KNOWN AS

"FREE SET," WORKS TO HELP

INDIAN WOMEN ESCAPE A SEX

TRADE.

THEY NOT ONLY TEACH USEFUL

SKILLS, BUT EMPLOIRM EMAPPOINTMENT EMPOWER MENT AS

WELL.

[SPEAKING A FOREIGN

LANGUAGE]

[SPEAKING A FOREIGN

LANGUAGE]

Reporter: THEY

PARTNER WITH "FREE SET,"

AND COSTUMERS CAN PURCHASE

CANVAS BAGS THAT ARE

PRODUCED DIRECTLY BY

FORMER TRAFFICKED WOMEN.

AND IT PROVIDES SKILLS.

THEN EVERY SINGLE PIECE

HAS A STORY IN THE WAY,

AND HAS THE HAND OF THE

WOMAN ON IT.

Reporter: THE

EMBROIDERY WILL BE THE

BUEHLA LOGO: TWO BEES IN

THE SHAPE OF A BUTTERFLY.

THE IDEA IS ONE SMALL

THING HAPPENING -- OR ONE

SMALL CHANGE HAVING A

LARGE AFFECT.

AND WHAT BUEHLA STANDS FOR

IN THE BIBLE IS COMING OUT

OF THE PLACE OF DARKNESS

TO FREEDOM.

Reporter: THE WOMEN

WHO ORIGINALLY INSPIRED

THESE BEAUTIFUL DRESSES

CONTINUE TO BE AT THE

HEART OF EVERY DESIGN.

EVERY THEME ALSO

RELATES SLIGHTLY TO THEM.

Reporter: LAST

SEASON'S DESIGN WAS

CONSUGI, A JAPANESE PIECE

OF POTTERY.

THE IDEA THAT THE PIECE

IS MORE BEAUTIFUL FROM

HAVING BEEN BROKEN, AND

WITHIN THE COLLECTION WE

HAVE THESE BEAUTIFUL

PRINTS, WITH A SLIGHT

CRACK IN IT.

Reporter: ONE DAY

EACH BUEHLA LONDON PIECE

WILL HAVE THE TOUCH OF A

WOMAN THEY'RE LOOKING TO

SAVE.

UNTIL THEN, YOU CAN BE

SURE THAT EVERY PURCHASE

MAKES A DIFFERENCE.

IF SOMEONE BUYS, IT IS

HELPING US AS A BRAND

GROW.

AND WE CAN HAVE A BIG

IMPACT.

Reporter: IT IS A

COMPANY WITH A CAUSE, AND

THEY'RE CREATING A

BEAUTIFUL CHANGE ONE

STITCH AT A TIME.

CAITLIN BURKE, CBN NEWS,

LONDON.

Efrem: STILL

AHEAD...LIPITOR IS ONE OF

THE MOST PRESCRIBED DRUGS

IN AMERICA, BUT SHOULD IT

BE?

WE'RE BREAKING DOWN THE

PROS AND CONS OF STATINS

WHEN WE RETURN.

Efrem: THERE IS A

GOOD CHANCE YOU, OR

SOMEONE YOU KNOW, TAKES A

DRUG TO LOWER THEIR

CHOLESTEROL.

THE DRUGS ARE CALLED

STATINS, AND THEY'RE

WIDELY PRESCRIBED.

BUT A GROWING NUMBER OF

DOCTORS AND PATIENTS HAVE

SERIOUS CONCERNS ABOUT

THEM.

LORIE JOHNSON SHOWS US

WHY.

Lorie: DAVID BLAMES

STATINS FOR RUINING HIS

LIFE AND KILLING HIS DREAM

OF A RETIREMENT FILLED

WITH TRAVEL.

HE SAYS TAKING THE DRUG

CAUSED SUCH SEVERE WALKING

AND BREATHING PROBLEMS, HE

IS BASICALLY HOME BOUND.

I HAVE A DISEASE THAT

APPARENTLY IS NOT GOING TO

GET BETTER, AND IT IS

PROGRESSIVE.

I TOOK THE STATIN DRUG,

AND IT TRIGGERED

SOMETHING.

Loretta:

Lorie:

ALTHOUGH DAVID FELT GREAT,

THIS DOCTOR PRESCRIBED A

STATIN BECAUSE HE FELT

DAVID'S L.D.L. WAS TOO

HIGH.

THE FIRST TIME I KNEW I

HAD A PROBLEM WAS I WOKE

UP SCREAMING.

Lorie: THERE IS

CONFUSION AND MUSCLE

WEAKNESS, WHICH OFTEN GO

AWAY WHEN THE PATIENT

STOPS TAKING THE DRUG.

SOME STATIN USERS,

HOWEVER, SAY THEIR

PROBLEMS ARE PERMANENT.

THERE IS A WHOLE

INDUSTRY SAYING IT IS NOT

FROM THE STATIN DRUG.

MY DOCTOR SAID YOU HAVE A

SYSTEMIC DISEASE -- THE

CARDIOLOGIST WHO PUSHED

THIS ON ME -- AND HE SAID,

BUT IT IS NOT FROM THE

STATIN DRUG.

AND I SAID, WHAT'S IT

FROM?

AND HE SAID, I DON'T KNOW.

Lorie: DAVID IS ONE

OF THOUSANDS ON THE WEB

AND SOCIAL MEDIA REPORTING

DEVASTATING, EVEN FATAL,

REACTIONS AFTER TAKING A

STATIN TO LITTLE AVAIL.

YOU CAN'T PROVE IT.

YOU CAN'T DISAPPROVE IT.

DISPROVE IT, AND

NO ONE WILL MAKE MONEY

FROM STUDYING IT.

Lorie: THIS

CARDIOLOGIST, LESLIE CHO,

WORRIES STORIES LIKE THIS

MAY DISCOURAGE OVERALL

STATIN USE.

FOR US TO SAY I THINK

VIEWERS ARE TAKING TOO

MUCH STATIN THERAPY, AND

FOR YOUR VIEWERS WHO

DESPERATELY NEED IT

BECAUSE THEY HAD A HEART

ATTACK OR STROKE -- TO

TAKE THEMSELVES OFF WOULD

BE A HORRENDOUS

DISSERVICE.

Lorie: AND SHE GOES

FURTHER, SAYING NOT ONLY

SHOULD PATIENTS STICK WITH

THE DRUG, BUT THAT MORE

SHOULD TAKE IT.

IF YOU HAVE LOWER

CHOLESTEROL, YOU LIVE

LONGER AND HAVE LOWER

RATES OF HEART ATTACK AND

STROKE.

THESE CHOLESTEROL

MEDICINES HAVE BEEN

STUDIED OVER ONE MILLION

PEOPLE.

PENICILLIN WAS BASED ON 40

PATIENTS.

Lorie: SOME SAY

MEDICAL EVIDENCE PROVES

THE DRUG SAVES LIVES, BUT

THERE ARE OTHERS IN THE

MEDICAL COMMUNITY WHO SAY

THAT RESEARCH IS DEEPLY

FLAWED.

IN HIS BOOK, "OVERDOSED

AMERICA," DR. JOHN ABE

ABERAMSON SAYS DRUG

COMPANIES PAY FOR THE

STUDIES.

WHEN THE DRUG COMPANIES

UNDERTAKE RESEARCH, THEIR

PRIMARY GOAL IS PRODUCE

WHAT IS TAKEN FOR

KNOWLEDGE THAT WILL

INCREASE THEIR DRUG SALES.

Lorie: HE SAYS THAT

CONTROL ALLOWS COMPANIES

TO KEEP THE RAW DATA

SECRET AND RELEASE ONLY

WHAT MAKES THEIR PRODUCT

LOOK GOOD.

THERE ARE SIGNIFICANT

DIFFERENCES BETWEEN WHAT

IS PUBLISHED IN EVEN THE

BEST JOURNALS AND THE DATA

THAT EXISTS IN A PRIMARY

FORM, THAT YOU CAN ONLY

GET ACCESS TO IN

LITIGATION.

IT'S CORPORATE SECRETS.

Lorie: IN SHORT, HE

SAYS DOCTORS ARE BEING

SCAMMED.

THEY'RE LOOKING AT THE

STORY THAT IS TELD B TOLD BY THE

DRUG COMPANIES,

UNVERIFIED, THINKING THAT

THAT IS THE REAL EVIDENCE.

Lorie: HE RECOMMENDS

INDEPENDENT EXPERTS

ANALYZE ALL OF THE

RESEARCH BEFORE PUBLISHING

THE RESULTS TO FIX THIS

PROBLEM.

HE ALSO SUGGESTS THAT

STUDIES COMPARE THE

RESULTS OF TAKING THE

DRUG, VERSES LIFESTYLE

CHANGES.

EXERCISING ROUTINELY,

NOT SMOKING, ADDRESSING

THE STRESS IN YOUR LIFE,

EATING A HEALTHY DIET.

THAT IS PROBABLY FOUR

TIMES MORE IMPORTANT THAN

THE CONVERSATION ABOUT

STATINS.

Lorie: AND HE ADDS,

STATISTICS SHOW OUT OF 83

USERS, STATINS PREVENT

ONLY ONE CARDIOVASCULAR

DEATH AND ONE NON-FATAL

CARDIOVASCULAR EVENT OUT

OF EVERY THREE USERS.

WHEN IT COMES TO HEART

DISEASE, CARDIOLOGIST

PATRICK FRATALONE AND

OTHER DOCTORS WANT THE

FOCUS MOVED FROM

CHOLESTEROL TO HIGH

TRIGLYCERIDES, A BLOOD

TEST OFTEN OVERLOOKED.

WHEN YOU EAT A DIET

THAT IS FULL OF SIMPLE

SUGARS AND BREADS AND

PASTAS, YOUR TRIGLYCERIDES

GO UP.

Lorie: WHEN

TRIGLYCERIDES GO UP, GOOD

CHOLESTEROL, OR H.D.L.,

GOES DOWN, BUT BOTH CAN BE

IMPROVED SIMULTANEOUSLY.

I USUALLY PUT PEOPLE ON

A LOW CARBOHYDRATE

LIFESTYLE, MODERATE FAT,

GOOD FAT FROM AVOCADOS,

NUTS, AND SEEDS, AND I

ALSO PUT THEM ON OIL,

BECAUSE OMEGA-3 DECREASES

THE TRY CLIFE TRIGLYCERIDES.

AND NIASIN.

Lorie: HE RECOMMENDS

H.D.L. LEVELS AT 50 AND

TRIGLYCERIDES AT ABOUT

150.

SO WHILE MOST DOCTORS

AGREE THAT STATINS ARE

HELPFUL FOR SOME PATIENTS,

WITH ALL OF THESE

QUESTIONS, YOU SHOULD FEEL

FREE TO TALK TO YOUR

DOCTOR ABOUT WHETHER ONE

IS RIGHT FOR YOU.

LORIE JOHNSON, CBN NEWS.

Efrem: A POPULAR

AMERICAN SPORT IS GROWING

AMONG CHINESE YOUNG

PEOPLE, AND A BRITISH

SKATE BORDER MOVED TO

CHINA TO TRAIN THEM TO DO

JUST THAT.

MUNG FE LI HAS MORE.

Reporter:

SKATEBOARDING IS THE

HOTTEST TREND IN CHINA.

IN MANY CHINESE CITIES,

MILLENNIALS GET TOGETHER

ON WEEKENDS TO PRACTICE

AND PERFORM SKATEBOARDING

DANCE.

IT HAS DRAWN ATTENTION

FROM AN OVERSEAS EXPERT,

TOO.

JAMES TIFON WAS BORN AND

RAISED IN THE UNITED

KINGDOM.

FROM A YOUNG AGE, HE WAS

PASSIONATE ABOUT

SKATEBOARDING.

IT GAVE HIM IDENTITY AND

PURPOSE IN LIFE.

[SPEAKING A FOREIGN

LANGUAGE]

Through Translator:

WHILE I WAS YOUNG, I

DIDN'T WANT TO DO ANYTHING

BUT SKATEBOARDING.

I WANTED TO GET BETTER.

EVEN THOUGH I WAS IN

SCHOOL, I COULDN'T

CONCENTRATE ON MY STUDIES.

MY MIND WAS FULL OF

SKATEBOARDING.

I FELT THE SAME SENSE OF

FREEDOM AND OPEN

EXPRESSION.

Reporter: BORN INTO A

CHRISTIAN FAMILY, JAMES

FOUND SKATEBOARDING WAS

MORE SATISFYING THAN

RELIGION.

THE TEMPTATIONS WERE

AROUND ME.

I TRIED TO LEAVE AFTER A

WHILE, BUT THE NEXT DAY I

COULDN'T RESIST THE PEER

PRECIOUS.

WPEOPLE.

WE WERE THE COOL PEOPLE.

Reporter: HE BELIEVED

HE COULD USE THE SPORT TO

ESCAPE ALL OF HIS

PROBLEMS.

HOWEVER, HE DID NOT

REALIZE HE NEEDED IN HIS

LIFE MORE THAN JUST

SKATEBOARDING.

I WAS INJURED SO BAD

FROM ONE ACCIDENT, MY BACK

PAIN WAS UNBEARABLE.

I STARTED TO FEEL LONELY

AND HOPELESS.

I THOUGHT MY LIFE WAS A

JOKE.

Reporter: IN THE

MIDST OF HIS MISERY,

FRIENDAFRIEND CAME TO VISIT

JAMES, AND SHARED HOW GOD

CALLED HER TO MISSION

WORK.

HE PACKED UP HIS

BELONGINGS AND DECIDED TO

DO THE SAME.

HE MOVED TO NANI, WHERE HE

HAS NOW LIVED FOR MORE

THAN 13 YEARS.

JAMES AND HIS FAMILY

STARTED A SKATEBOARD

MINISTRY, AND WITH OTHER

CHRISTIANS, HE TEACHES

YOUNG CHINESE HOW TO WIN

THE SKATEBOARDING

CONTESTS.

MORE THAN IMPORTANTLY,

THEY BRING THE CHINESE

YOUTH TO CHRIST.

I LOVE THE CHINESE.

THEY ARE VERY TALENTED.

I WANT TO TRAIN THEM TO

BECOME BETTER.

AND I DON'T WANT THEM TO

REPEAT THE MISTAKES I MADE

IN MY LIFE.

ONLY GOD CAN PROVIDE THE

TRUE FREEDOM.

Reporter: JAMES BEST

FRIEND, SUPER JOE, CAME TO

CHRIST THROUGH THE

MINISTRY.

HE NOW DESIGNS

SKATEBOARDS.

AFTER WITNESSLY JAMES'

GODLY BEHAVIOR, I KNEW GOD

COULD CHANGE ME, TOO.

I ACCEPTED JESUS TO

PROTECT ME FROM EVIL.

WE NEED TO LIVE WITH

PURITY AND FREEDOM.

Reporter: MOST OF THE

PEOPLE WHO HAVE JOINED

JAMES ARE CHINESE

MILLENNIALS.

OVER THE YEARS, THEY HAVE

BAPTIZED SEVERAL YOUNG

CHINESE.

SKATEBOARDING WILL THE

NEXT HOTTEST GAME FROM THE

YOUNG PEOPLE AROUND THE

WORLD.

MY TEAM AND I COULD

SHARPEN THEIR SKILLS.

MORE IMPORTANTLY, THEY

NEED TO KNOW FOLLOWING GOD

IS THE COOLEST THING WE

CAN ALL DO IN LIFE.

Reporter: MUNG FE LI,

CBN NEWS.

Efrem: AND WE LEAVE

YOU WITH THIS WORD TODAY:

IT IS A GREAT DAY TO LIVE

WITH ANTICIPATION THAT GOD

IS ABOUT TO DO HIS

GREATEST WORK IN YOU.

WITH THAT WORD, BE SURE TO

MAKE THIS A WONDERFUL

WEDNESDAY.

> THAT IS GOING TO DO IT

FOR THIS EDITION OF CBN

"NEWSWATCH."

THANK YOU FOR WATCHING,

AND WE'LL SEE YOU RIGHT

BACK HERE TOMORROW.

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